Taking Advantage of Mass Transit Stimulus Funds

Here’s a breakdown of how some states and localities are planning to use the funds they’re receiving from the stimulus bill for transit formula money. Note that this list is not complete, nor does it include all of the funding to be allocated to transit; it is simply based on incomplete preliminary information released so far.

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Bay Area

  • New Investments
    • $70 million for Oakland Airport Connector (BART)
  • Line Improvements
    • $20 million for switch replacements (BART)
    • $13 million for Pleasant Hill Crossover Project (BART)
    • $5 million for Transbay Tube Upgrades (BART)
    • $10 million for coverboards replacement (BART)
    • $5 million for track improvements (Caltrain)
    • $5 million for San Mateo County bridge (Caltrain)
    • $3 million for operations control center replacement (Caltrain)
    • $1 million for subway improvements (Muni)
    • $1 million for switch replacements (Muni)
    • $1 million for IT (ECCTA)
    • $1 million for rehabilitation projects (LAVTA)
    • $2 million for water reclamation/bus wash racks (Golden Gate)
  • Station Improvements
    • $2 million for Balboa Station Walkways (BART)
    • $1 million for station communications (BART)
    • $11 million for 67 ticket vending machines (Muni)
    • $2 million for Vallejo Station (Vallejo)
  • Vehicles
    • $2 million for railcar reconfiguration (BART)
    • $5 million for rail overhauls (BART)
    • $5 million for vehicle power supply (BART)
    • $2 million for between-car barriers (BART)
    • $6 million for APSE units (BART)
    • $10 million for ferry refurbishment (Golden Gate)
    • $28 million for LRT improvements (Muni)
    • $18 million for LRT collision repairs (Muni)
    • $16 million for bus improvements (Muni)
    • $4 million for LRT voice announcements (Muni)
    • $6 million for new buses (SamTrans)
    • $60 million for new buses (VTA)
    • $4 million for locomotive overhaul (ACE)
    • $1 million for bus repower (Fairfield)
    • $1 million for fareboxes (Fairfield)
    • $2 million for new buses (NCTPA)
    • $2 million for new buses (Vacaville)
    • $2 million for ferry engines (Vallejo)
    • $1 million for hybrid bus (Santa Rosa)
  • Preventative Maintenance (operations)
    • $33 million (AC Transit)
    • $10 million (BART)
    • $4 million (Muni)
    • $4 million (Sam Trans)
    • $5 million (Contra Costa)
    • $4 million (Vallejo)
    • $3.5 million (Santa Rosa)
    • $3 million (ECCTA)
    • $1.5 million (LAVTA)
    • $1 million (Sonoma County)
    • $1 million (WestCAT)

Chicago

  • Line Improvements
    • $166 million for infrastructure renewal program (CTA)
    • $5 million for signal upgrades (CTA)
    • $111 million for bridge upgrades (Metra)
    • $7 million for new signals (CTA)
  • Station Improvements
    • $2.5 million for rail station upgrades (CTA)
    • $2.5 million for facility upgrades (CTA)
    • $6.8 million for new 35th St Station (Metra)
    • $2.5 million for station upgrades (Metra)
    • $31 million for station improvements and parking (Metra)
  • Vehicles
    • $55 million for new buses (CTA)
    • $5 million for bus overhauls (CTA)
    • $7 million for rail overhauls (CTA)
    • $34 million for new paratransit vehicles (Pace)
    • $29 million for new buses (Pace)
    • $2 million for non-revenue vehicles (Pace)
    • $1.5 million for new vans (Pace)
    • $71 million for rail overhauls (Metra)
    • $2 million for railcar improvements (Metra)
  • Preventative Maintenance
    • $80 million for preventative maintenance (CTA)

Delaware

  • Vehicles
    • $8 million for new Silverliner V cars from SEPTA for Philadelphia to Newark, DE service
    • $7.2 million for new bus maintenance bay for DART buses
    • $1.9 million for new DART buses

Iowa

  • Vehicles
    • $1 million for 11 MTA buses
    • $2.1 million for 10 DART buses

Maine

  • Line Improvements
    • $7 million for ferry service (unclear how this qualifies for stimulus funds…)
  • Vehicles
    • $5 million for 13 new buses
    • $1 million for 6 new rural buses

Maryland

  • Line Improvements
    • $5 million for LRT line improvements (Baltimore)
    • $4.5 million for metro tunnel and station improvements (Baltimore)
    • $5 million for metro bridge repairs (Baltimore)
  • Station Improvements
    • $3 million for MARC BWI Airport station improvments
    • $3 million for MARC Laurel Station improvements
    • $4 million for Baltimore Penn Station improvements
    • $5 million for Baltimore metro stations improvements
  • Vehicles
    • $66 million for buses (Baltimore)
    • $3 million for metro improvements (Baltimore)
    • $6 million for metro public address system (Baltimore)
    • $20 million for metro railcar truck overhaul (Baltimore)
    • $5 million for new buses (Washington suburbs)
    • $12 million for new buses (rest of state)

Massachusetts

  • Line Improvements
    • $10 million for MBTA track and right-of-way improvements
    • $18 million for MBTA Fitch and Haverhill lines improvements
    • $37 million for MBTA Fitch and Haverhill double tracking
    • $21 million for MBTA facility upgrade program
    • $3 million for MBTA commuter rail drawbridge program
    • $1 million for MBTA South Boston turbine replacement/fuel conversion
    • $10 million for MBTA Silver Line and Bus #23 improvements
    • $1 million for Worchester commuter rail
    • $1 million for Cape Cod mobility call center
    • $1.6 million for Brockton AVL
    • $1 million for Pioneer transit facilities
    • $2.6 million for Pioneer smart tolls
  • Station Improvements
    • $55 million for MBTA station upgrade program
    • $2 million for Leominster station rehab
    • $1.4 million for Tauton terminal facility improvements
    • $2.5 million for Attleboro station repairs
    • $5 million for Haverhill parking facility
  • Vehicles
    • $18 million for MBTA commuter rail cars
    • $5.5 million for MBTA The Ride Buses
    • $7 million for Worchester transit buses
    • $2 million for Lowell buses and fareboxes
    • $2 million for Vineyard buses
    • $4 million for Southeastern regional transit buses and fareboxes
    • $1 millon for Attleboro minibuses
    • $2 million for Brockton hybrid bus
    • $14 million for Brockton buses
    • $10 million for Pioneer buses
    • $1 million for Pioneer lift-equipped vans
  • Preventative Maintenance
    • $4 million for Worchester equipment
    • $1 million for Lowell

New Jersey Transit

  • New Investment
    • $130 million for ARC tunnel to Midtown Manhattan
    • $40 million for new station at Pennsauken for transferring between the River Line and the Atlantic City line
  • Line Improvements
    • $24 million for improvements for the River Line
    • $25 million for improvements for the Morristown Line
    • $22 million for replacing ties and track on lines throughout state
  • Station Improvements
    • $11 million for parking at Edison station
    • $15 million for improvements for the Plauderville Station
    • $17 million for improvements for Newark Penn Station
    • $30 million for improvements to the Lower Hack Drawbridge
  • Vehicles
    • $35 million for rehabilitating bus fleet
    • $36 million for rehabilitating rail fleet
    • $14 million for new minibuses for Access Fleet system

New York City

  • New Investments
    • $280 million for Fulton Street Transit Center
    • $197 million for Second Avenue Subway
  • Line Improvements
    • $27 million for Lexington Ave Line
    • $89 million for fans in Queens Blvd and Astoria Lines
    • $65 million for elevated structures
  • Station Improvements
    • $162 million for improvements to 50th St, 55th St, 62nd St, 71st St, 79th St, 9th Ave, 18th Ave, 20th Ave, 25th Ave Bay Pkwy, Ft. Hamilton Pkwy Stations (all in Brooklyn along the West End (D)(M) Line).

New York Suburbs

  • Line Improvements
    • $10 million for Metro-North South First Avenue bridge replacement
    • $1 million for Westchester Bee Line facilities modernization
  • Vehicles
    • $2 million for Westchester paratransit vehicles
    • $10 million for Westchester Bee Line commuter bus replacement
    • $4 million for TZX coach bus replacement
    • $13 million for Suffolk County buses

Philadelphia

  • Line Improvements
    • $44 million to upgrade Media-Sharon Hill Trolley Lines
    • $5 million to improve train control system on Green Lines
    • $34 million for a new substation on the R3 line
    • $41 million for a new bridge on the Norristown high-speed line
    • $37 million for a new public address system
  • Station Improvements
    • $37 million for rehabilitation of Broad Street subway stations at Spring Garden Street and Girard Avenue
    • $3 million to improve stations on R8 commuter line
  • Vehicles
    • $19 million for 40 new hybrid buses
    • $176 million for replacing PATCO trains

Utah

  • Line Improvements
    • $40 million for new repair center along West Jordan LRT line
  • Vehicles
    • $10 million for buses

Washington, D.C.

  • Line Improvements
    • $6 million for service vehicles
    • $48 million for rail car inspection facility
    • $30 million for bus paint shop
    • $8 million for bus garage restroom rehab
    • $12 million for Red Line rehab
  • Station Improvements
    • $24 million for better station lighting
    • $16 million to replace crumbling platforms
    • $3 million for updated next train signs
    • $1 million for sales office improvement
    • $3.5 million for farecard machine upgrades
  • Vehicles
    • $24 million for new buses
    • $9 million for Metro Access buses
    • $6 million for service vehicles
  • Preventative Maintenance
    • $3 million for bus replacement components
    • $17 million for maintenance
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