Larry Ehl’s indispensable WSDOT Federal Funding blog has the news:
It’s part of a nationwide announcement: $776 million for 152 project for urban and rural transit providers in 45 states and the District of Columbia to help bring buses, bus facilities and related equipment into a state of good repair. Funding is provided from the FTA’s new State of Good Repair discretionary grant program.
$29m goes to Washington, mainly for new buses. The most interesting thing otherwise is probably $5.4m to refurbish escalators in the DSTT. Metro spokeswoman Linda Thielke tells me that last decade’s retrofit did not update all of the tunnel escalators, and this grant will allow them to complete the work, beginning next year. Those escalators date back to the tunnel opening in 1990.