Dubbed “A Better Red,” TriMet’s project will expand MAX Red Line service west, helping to link Beaverton, Portland International Airport and the Gateway Transit Center, and providing a one-seat ride from Hillsboro to the airport. (Airport rendering, courtesy of TriMet)

TriMet’s ‘A Better Red’ Receiving $99.1MM CIG Grant

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded a $99.9 million construction grant to the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) for its 7.8-mile MAX Red Line extension project in the Portland metro area.

Brookville Equipment Corp. has delivered the first of six new Liberty® NXT streetcars to Valley Metro Rail for the Tempe (Ariz.) Streetcar system, slated to open later this year.

USDOT: $250MM to Advance Transit Projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation reported on June 11 that 22 transit projects in the Capital Investment Grants (CIG) program will receive a total of $250 million in American Rescue Plan funding allocations; four are rail-related and will receive a total of $64.9 million.