The funding signals an important vote of confidence from the federal government, expected to cover 45 percent of the Gateway Corridor’s $485 million price tag.
Development along the bus route is as much about answering development already occurring along the route as it is about seeding new activity.
The U.S. Senate agreed Wednesday to take up a sweeping transportation bill a little over a week before states will face a cutoff of highway and transit aid in the middle of the summer construction season.
Cost increases in the Southwest LRT project may have swayed lawmakers.
The region’s four suburban transit lines have $2 million from the state to design and implement a new demonstration bus project.
The board agreed it was better to enact its own sales tax to be used within the county’s borders rather than contribute more to a metro-wide sales tax pool for transit projects.
A group of business leaders distributed a letter urging the Legislature to find long-term, sustainable funding for the state’s roads, bridges and transit.
Lynne M. Thomas was crossing University Avenue when she was struck by a westbound Green Line train.
More than 30 residences could be affected by a plan to widen West Broadway to allow a center-running light rail line and multipurpose trail.
House Speaker Kurt Daudt and other Republican transportation leaders announced their plan to repair and replace 15,500 miles of roads and 330 bridges statewide by “re-aligning” existing tax revenue toward transportation, bonding and general fund money.
Metro Transit has installed 22 new shelters and is conducting site assessments to see where to build hundreds of other new shelters and replacements and add amenities like light and heat throughout the region.
The transit challenge – hosted by a coalition of groups that support transit investment – encourages state lawmakers to experience what transit users experience every day.
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