DOT Announces Stimulus Light Rail Projects
Federal stimulus money will help connect the Long Island Rail Road to Grand Central Station, build a new light rail line in the Salt Lake City suburbs and reduce overcrowding on the New York City subway, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced today.
Here's a list of the transit projects funded with $742.5 million in recovery funds:
- New York -- Long Island Rail Road East Side Access -- $195.4 Million
- Salt Lake City -- Mid Jordan Light Rail Transit -- $90.9 Million
- New York -- Second Avenue Subway Phase I -- $78.9 Million
- Dallas -- Northwest/Southeast Light Rail Transit -- $78.4 Million
- Northern Virginia -- Dulles Corridor Metrorail Extension to Wiehle Aveune -- $77.3 Million
- Los Angeles -- Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension -- $66.7 Million
- Seattle -- University Link Light Rail Transit Extension -- $44 Million
- Denver -- West Corridor Light Rail Transit -- $40 Million
- Phoenix -- Central Phoenix/East Valley Light Rail -- $36 Million
- Portland, Ore. -- South Corridor I-205/Portland Mall LRT -- $32 Million
- Springfield, Ore. -- Pioneer Parkway EmX BRT -- $2.9 Million
Officials have struggled to spend the nearly $800 billion stimulus package quickly and effectively.