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Clinton Would Fund 12 Rail Projects in FY 2001

Posted on February 10, 2000

The full funding grants agreements covered in the administration’s FY 2001 budget request would assist the following:

  • Maryland Mass Transit Administration with construction of double track for the Baltimore Central Corridor Light Rail Line. Estimated total cost: $153.7 million. President’s fiscal 2001 budget proposal: $10 million.
  • Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) in completing construction of about 6.6 miles of the Douglas Branch of the CTA’s Blue Line. Estimated total cost: $450 million. President’s fiscal 2001 budget proposal: $17 million.
  • Metra, the commuter rail division of the Regional Transportation Authority of northeastern Illinois, with the design and construction of the Southwest Corridor extension. Estimated total cost: $165.4 million. President’s fiscal 2001 budget proposal: $10 million.
  • Denver Regional Transportation District and Colorado Department of transportation with the design and construction of Denver’s proposed Southeast Corridor project. Estimated total cost: $882.5 million. President’s fiscal 2001 budget proposal: $20 million.
  • Memphis Area Transit Authority with the design and construction of the Memphis Medical Center rail extension. Estimated total cost: $69.1 million. President’s fiscal 2001 budget proposal: $14.2 million.
  • Metro Transit in Minneapolis-St. Paul and the Minnesota Department of Transportation with the design and construction of a proposed 11.5 mile light rail transit along the Hiawatha Avenue corridor. Estimated total cost: $548.6 million. President’s fiscal 2001 budget proposal: $20 million.
  • New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJT) with the design and construction of the Hudson-Bergen Waterfront Light Rail Transit System Minimum Operable Segment-2, a part of the New Jersey Urban Core Project. Estimated total cost: $1.1 billion.
  • Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT) with Stage II of the Pittsburgh light rail transit project. Estimated total cost: $383.7 million. President’s fiscal 2001 budget proposal: $20 million.
  • Tri-County Metropolitan District of Oregon with the design and construction of the Portland Interstate MAX light rail extension. Estimated total cost: $350 million. President’s fiscal 2001 budget proposal: $40 million.
  • Utah Transit Authority implement and operate its proposed light rail transit service. Estimated total cost: $105.8 million. President’s fiscal 2001 budget proposal: $15 million.
  • Sound Transit with the planning, design and construction of the Seattle Central Link light rail line. Estimated total cost: $1.5 billion. President’s fiscal 2001 budget proposal: $35 million.
  • Washington (D.C.) Metropolitan Area Transit Authority with the design and construction of the Largo (Md.) Metrorail extension. Estimated total cost: $433.9 million. President’s fiscal 2001 budget proposal: $10 million.
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