FTA Announces $4 Billion for Transit Construction Projects Across the U.S.


U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has recommended that 14 large public transit projects in 11 states receive nearly $4 billion in federal support for construction as part of President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request to Congress. These rail and BRT projects will bring about transformative change in their communities by providing transit opportunities to new riders, creating jobs, and jumpstarting economic development.

“Public transportation connects people to jobs, school, family, and more—and when transit reaches more people and communities, its impact is even greater,” said Buttigieg. “The Biden-Harris Administration is proud to support funding for 14 large projects that will expand transit for millions of Americans across the country.”

The Capital Investment Grants (CIG) and Expedited Project Delivery Pilot programs are the federal government’s primary grant programs supporting new large transit capital projects that are locally planned, implemented, and operated. This includes investments such as new and expanded subway systems, commuter rail, light rail, streetcars, and BRT.

“FTA looks forward to working with these communities to advance transit projects that will provide new transit options,” said FTA Acting Administrator Veronica Vanterpool. “These investments support President Biden’s commitment to combat climate change while also improving safety, advancing equity, and improving quality of life for millions of Americans.”