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$100 Million Allocated for Federal Way Light Rail Extension

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Today the Federal Transportation Agency (FTA) allocated $100 million in federal funding through the FTA’s Capital Investment Grants (CIG) Program for the Federal Way Light Rail Extension. The highly anticipated project is a 7.8-mile light train extension from the Angle Lake station through the cities of SeaTac, Des Moines, Kent and Federal Way and includes three stations.

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Today the Federal Transportation Agency (FTA) allocated $100 million in federal funding through the FTA’s Capital Investment Grants (CIG) Program for the Federal Way Light Rail Extension.  The highly anticipated project is a 7.8-mile light train extension from the Angle Lake station through the cities of SeaTac, Des Moines, Kent and Federal Way and includes three stations. 

“This is great news for getting light rail under construction to Federal Way,” said Sound Transit Board and King County Council member Pete von Reichbauer. “Connecting more South King County residents to our growing regional light rail system will ease painful commutes and boost our economy.  Faster and more predictable transportation will produce more job growth in our region.”

The CIG program provides funding for major transit infrastructure capital investments nationwide. Projects accepted into the program must go through a multi-year, multi-step process according to requirements in law to be eligible to receive program funds.

 


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