Ranking Northeast Illinois New Starts Transit Potential Expansion for Metra and CTA

(Center Identification: 79050-02-C)

This report reviews the programs and policies of the United States Department of Transportation (DOT)’s project selection and evaluation process to fund new capital-intensive projects in the transportation sector. The Federal formula programs administered and overseen by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) are the basis for this review. Within the federal formula funding programs, the Capital Improvement Grants (CIG) is the primary funding program assigned for transit capital investments like heavy rail, commuter rail, light rail, streetcars, bus and other rapid transit projects. There are over 70 projects across the nation under the Capital Investment Grant program.  Contact P.S. Sriraj, Ph.D. for more information.

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