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FTA awards $64.2M grant to Seattle for rapid transit line

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced it had awarded the Seattle Department of Transportation a $64.2 million construction grant for the city’s bus rapid transit line.

The RapidRide J Line will provide fast, frequent and reliable service between downtown Seattle, the University of Washington and other destinations, officials said. The grant is part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and comes from the FTA’s Capital Investment Grants (CIG) program to help communities carry out transformational transit projects.

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