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MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2020

| VOLUME 78, NO. 2

FTA Announces $790M Grant
Agreement, $629.5M Loan
For Sound Transit
Ferdinand L. Risco Jr., fifth from left, and local dignitaries at a recent
ribbon-cutting event to mark the launch of the Rapid.

TARC Launches
First BRT in Region
THE TRANSIT AUTHORITY OF RIVER CITY (TARC),
Louisville, KY, has launched the region's first BRT, the Rapid,
as part of the New Dixie Highway Project.
The nine-bus Rapid fleet will provide faster, more convenient service for those traveling between the Gene Snyder
Freeway in Valley Station, to the Kentucky International
Convention Center and other destinations downtown-connecting more people to jobs in the Central Business District
and to the existing 43 routes throughout the five counties
and two states TARC serves.
"The Rapid will improve safety and convenience, while
creating a stronger connection between downtown and the
Dixie Highway corridor," said Ferdinand L. Risco Jr., TARC
executive director. "As our area's first rapid transit system,
the BRT will introduce enhanced customer service and
connectivity and encourage new economic growth for the
region."
Funded largely by a Federal Highway Administration
TIGER grant, the New Dixie Highway Project is a $35 million
investment to improve safety, mobility and livability along the
corridor that also includes design improvements and a new
Intelligent Transportation System to improve and coordinate
traffic signal timing along the entire corridor.
"The New Dixie Highway Project is a key piece of our
MOVE Louisville initiative, and the rapid transit system is a
game-changer," said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. "This is
'next level' service on one of the city's busiest routes, and a
great innovative option for people traveling the corridor on
their way to work and school."

FTA HAS ANNOUNCED A $790 MILLION
Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) with
Sound Transit for the Federal Way Link Extension Project in King County, WA, through the
Capital Investment Grant (CIG) Program. Sound Transit has also been
approved for up to $629.5 million in
USDOT credit assistance through
the Build America Bureau under the
Transportation Infrastructure Finance
and Innovation Act (TIFIA) program.
"Commuters in Seattle can now
look forward to a one-seat ride
between King County, Sea-Tac
Airport, downtown Seattle and the
University of Washington," said FTA Acting
Administrator K. Jane Williams. "This extension
will improve access to jobs, healthcare, educational opportunities and other destinations in the

Puget Sound region."
"Sound Transit's success securing federal
funding for our light rail expansion projects is a
testament to the steadfast support of our congressional delegation and our strong
partnership with the Department of
Transportation and the Federal Transit
Administration," said Sound Transit
CEO Peter Rogoff.
The project is a 7.8-mile extension
of the Link light rail system, from the
existing Angle Lake station through
the cities of SeaTac, Des Moines,
Kent, and Federal Way in southern
King County. The project will serve
a dense suburban corridor where the existing roadway network is constrained, and travel
options are limited to two congested roadways.

APTA To Cohost
Presidential Candidate
Infrastructure Forum
APTA AND ITS PARTNERS WILL HOST A
presidential candidate forum on infrastructure
on Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. PT at the University of Las
Vegas Student Union Center. Leading presidential candidates from both parties have been
invited to participate.
The Moving America Forward Forum is comprised of leading unions, private sector, and
advocacy groups representing millions of Americans. In addition to APTA,
host committee members
include: International Union
of Operating Engineers;
Transportation Trades
Department, AFL-CIO;
North America's Building
Trades Unions; Transport
Workers Union of America; American Society of
Civil Engineers; American Council of Engineering
Companies; American Road and Transportation
Builders Association; Value of Water Campaign;
Association of Equipment Manufacturers; Airports
Council International-North America; and Build
Together. The event is staffed by the bipartisan
group United for Infrastructure.

"APTA is pleased to participate in this vital
forum and conversation. Americans throughout
the country, from cities to suburbs to rural communities, want to know the candidates' plans
to rebuild and expand America's infrastructure,"
said APTA President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas.
"We are pleased to see increased attention
around the critical issue of infrastructure, particularly public transportation, which provides
millions of Americans with
access to jobs, education
and healthcare."
Zach Schafer, executive director of United
for Infrastructure, said:
"Improving America's
transportation and water
systems-and the energy, digital and other
networks that support them and our broader
economy-is foundational to solving many of
America's most pressing problems. That's why
we're excited to hear directly from the candidates during a critical time in the election."
The forum is open to the press. More details
will be forthcoming.



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