FTA announces grant for bus rapid transit projects in three states
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently announced construction grants for three bus rapid transit projects.
Prizes include $ 24.9 million at the Clark County Public Transportation Benefit Area (C-TRAN) for the Mill Plain Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project in Vancouver, Washington; $ 78.3 million to the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) for the Ogden-Weber State University Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), a 5.3-mile BRT project in Ogden, Utah; and $ 60.9 million to the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) for the Albany Washington Western Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project in New York.
The 9.9 miles BRT Mill Plain Project includes the construction of 21 new stations, including a new nine-bay transit center, and the purchase of eight new BRT vehicles. The project will provide frequent and consistent transit service to reduce travel times and improve reliability and mobility for residents who do not have access to a car.
The total cost of the project is $ 49.9 million with funding of $ 24.9 million provided by FTA’s Capital Investment Grants (CIG) program.
The Ogden-Weber State University BRT Project includes the construction of 2.2 miles of dedicated bus lanes on the WSU campus, a total of 13 uniquely branded stations, priority of transit signals, and the purchase of 11 electric vehicles and charging infrastructure . The project also includes a new transit center on the WSU campus and the expansion of UTA’s existing Mount Ogden maintenance facility. The project will provide passengers with an electric bus ride on an electric bus from Ogden FrontRunner station to the city center, along dedicated bus lanes through the State University campus. from Weber and to McKay-Dee Hospital.
The total cost of the project is $ 120.5 million, with $ 78.3 million in funding provided by FTA’s CIG program.
The 8.5 mile West Washington Corridor Project includes a semi-exclusive 1 mile bus route through the State University of New York campus in Albany, Albany. The project will operate from the downtown Albany bus station through the Harriman State Office Campus and UAlbany to Crossgates Mall. The project will provide crucial transit service to key residential areas and offer frequent and consistent service to reduce travel time and improve reliability.
The total cost of the project is $ 77.7 million, with funding of $ 60.9 million provided by FTA’s CIG program.
SOURCE: Federal Administration of Public Transport