The region’s transit agencies would receive $456 million in federal funds under a recommendation by PSRC’s Transportation Operators Committee today.
The money would help pay for bus replacements, maintenance on Link and Sounder rail, ferry repairs and more.
It’s part of PSRC’s project selection process that distributes funds from the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration every two to three years.
The region’s transit agencies receive a share of funding from the Federal Transit Administration.
A policy framework adopted by PSRC’s Executive Board guides how funds are distributed. The majority of the funds are divvied up among the transit agencies by “earned share” based on how much service they provide and other factors such as population density.
Another share of the funds is targeted for preservation.
Some of the projects include:
King County Metro – Bus Replacements $108,847,493
Kitsap Transit – Bus and Over-the Road Coach Purchase $9,956,361
Pierce Transit – Clean Fuels Bus Replacement/Expansion $1,575,795
Washington State Ferries – Vessel Preservation and Improvement $2,421,798
Everett Transit – Everett Station Preventive Maintenance and Rehabilitation $3,846,894
More information is available here, including the full list of recommended projects.
The funding recommendation will go to the Transportation Policy Board on July 14. Following a public comment period, the Executive Board will act on project approval in October.