USDOT: $5MM for RIA Program Projects

A total of $5 million will be awarded under the new Regional Infrastructure Accelerators (RIA) program, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported.

Artist Rendering of the Lynwood Link Light Rail Extension’s Mountlake Terrace Station, which is due to open in 2024.

Sound Transit: $3.84B in TIFIA Loans for Project Advancement

Sound Transit will receive up to $3.84 billion in Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loans to finance the Downtown Redmond Link Extension and refinance five additional projects, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported Sept. 17.

New York City’s Moynihan Train Hall opened for Amtrak and MTA Long Island Rail Road service Jan. 1. The $1.6 billion project received $525.1 million in TIFIA program assistance.

USDOT Issues New Guidance on TOD Project Funding

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Build America Bureau has clarified the eligibility of transit-oriented development (TOD) projects for funding under the Transportation Infrastructure Finance & Innovation Act (TIFIA) and Railroad Rehabilitation & Improvement Financing (RRIF) programs.

The new RRIF Express “modifications combine to form a robust and significant improvement to the program and should allow for more short line projects to be presented and selected for funding," ASLRRA President Chuck Baker said.

RRIF Express 2.0: More Accessible to Small Roads

The U.S. Department of Transportation is expanding eligibility and providing more flexibility for the Railroad Rehabilitation and Investment Financing Express (RRIF Express) program.

USDOT and Chicago Union Station move towards $1B redevelopment plan

Chicago announced Jan. 12 that the city, along with Amtrak, Metra, the RTA and the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Build America Bureau are entering into an Emerging Projects Agreement (EmPA), towards the ultimate goal of seeking up to $1 billion in federal funding for the Union Station modernization project.

Executive Director of the Build America Bureau named

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Dec. 30, 2016 that Martin Klepper will join the USDOT Build America Bureau (Bureau) as the initial executive director.