Government Issues

Detroit's M-1 Streetcar earns $12M FTA Tiger grant

Posted on September 10, 2014

DETROIT — The M-1 Rail streetcar line will get an additional $12.2 million in funding through the FTA’s TIGER grant program, reported the Detroit Free Press.

The funding, which had been anticipated by M-1 officials, helps to plug what could have been a hole in funding for the streetcar line’s estimated $140-million construction cost and its operating revenues later. For the full story, click here.

Matthew P. Cullen, M-1 Rail president/CEO released the following statement:

“We are thrilled by the news of the TIGER award, which is so important to the M-1 RAIL project. Because of this support and the support from all of our donors and partners, M-1 RAIL is on its way to becoming an engine of economic growth that propels this entire city and region forward. I want to offer our deepest thanks to Secretary Foxx and the USDOT for their commitment to this project and to Detroit, to Mayor Duggan and the City of Detroit for being an essential partner in this application, and to our extraordinary Congressional Delegation who championed this funding.”

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Pittsburgh Mayor announces hire for new mobility and infrastructure dept.

The department will work with residents and external stakeholders on multi-agency projects; integrate technology into transportation initiatives; and further prepare the city for "shared mobility" options.

BART rail may designate itself 'sanctuary in transit'

If BART does end up with the designation, it would be the first such agency to do so.

FTA to withhold funding from D.C., Md. and Va. pending safety oversight program

The funds will be withheld until the jurisdictions pass identical legislation and meet related requirements in order for FTA to certify a new SSOP for WMATA Metrorail.

Boulder, Colo. biz leaders pitch aerial gondola to link downtown

The idea was originally floated in 2009 by University of Colorado officials.

Chao confirmed as new Secretary of Transportation

Several prominent Democrats, including Sen. Charles E. Schumer and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, were among those voting against Chao, who had cruised through three confirmation hearings for other cabinet positions previously without a dissenting vote.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close