The Federal Omnibus spending bill had a number of transit-related earmarks for Washington, including a $110m installment for University Link and $21m for RapidRide C.
Unfortunately, that omnibus bill died in the Senate. However, ST spokesman Bruce Gray assures me that the “continuing resolution” that passed instead authorizes FTA to follow the previous Full Funding Grant Agreement with Sound Transit, which is an identical amount. This means that payments will be made on schedule.
Similarly, KCDOT Assistant Director Ron Posthuma says that the RapidRide money came through a competitive grant process, and so while there is always uncertainty when budgets are late, there shouldn’t be any significant issues.