Topic : ARRA funds

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TriMet unveils ARRA-funded ‘green’ bus wash facility

Bus| November 4, 2010
Sustainability features of the $10.9M project include reusing and recycling the water used to wash the buses; only using new water during the final rinse phase; and operating high-efficiency lighting.

Santa Clara, Calif. transit unveils new hybrid buses

Bus| November 4, 2010
The agency obtained a $53.4M ARRA grant and $5.3 million in California Proposition 1B funding to acquire the Gillig-manufactured hybrid buses. The vehicles enable VTA to replace older buses that have exceeded their useful life span.
Bus| October 4, 2010

Feds release final ARRA transit grant

Indiana’s Greater Lafayette Public Transportation Corp. will use the $2.2 million to install three wind turbine units that will cut energy costs for three transit buildings in Lafayette, Ind. The final grant was awarded competitively under the Transit Investment in Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction program.
Rail| October 4, 2010

ARRA releases $235M to fund high-speed rail projects

Projects in California, North Carolina, Ohio and Maryland received $194 million; $17 million; $14.9 million and $9.4 million, respectively.
Bus| September 14, 2010

D.C. Metro unveils ARRA-funded buses, body shop

Nearly $202M in Recovery Act dollars was allocated to the agency, of which $52M was used to purchase the vehicles and construct the new shop. Metro began receiving the new diesel-electric hybrid buses and paratransit vehicles earlier this year.
Bus| August 10, 2010

Amtrak breaks ground on Ill. transportation center

The estimated $43.3 million multimodal center project in Normal, Ill. was completely funded by a $22 million TIGER grant, FTA grants, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity grants, and bonds issued by the Town of Normal.
Bus| August 3, 2010

TriMet opens first bike and ride facility

Provides secure parking for 74 bikes and helps more cyclists make connections to bus and MAX. Also features BikeLink keycard access and security cameras.The agency is using $1.1 million in stimulus funds for three Bike & Rides, as well as replacement and refurbishment of 174 bike lockers.
Rail| June 22, 2010

ARRA to fund TriMet MAX rail station upgrades

The $740,000 will be used to improve safety, security and fare compliance at the Gresham Central MAX station and stations along the Eastside MAX line.
Accessibility| May 13, 2010

Choctaw Nation awarded 1,000th ARRA transit grant

The Choctaw Nation will use the $480,374 grant for vehicle and technology upgrades. The non-reservation tribe provides transportation services for all the residents of a 10-and-a-half-county area of southeast Oklahoma, where many members of the tribe live.
Rail| May 5, 2010

MassDOT breaks ground on $17.4M rail project

The ARRA project will improve reliability and service for Haverhill commuter rail line customers with the installation of a double-track along the Haverhill line and improvements to the train control systems that have affected on-time performance.

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