Durbin Announces $58.9 Million in DOT Grants for Illinois Transit

[WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced today that several Illinois transit projects have received a total of $58.9 million in grants through the United States Department of Transportation.

• Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago: $32,000,000 to provide rehabilitation at existing bus garages and at bus heavy maintenance facility. This project will target systems such as roofs, hoists, inspection pits, electrical system upgrades, and other elements. The project will be implemented in stages through prioritization of elements and locations.

• Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago: $5,400,000 in funding to implement an asset management system for bus facility capital assets, related systems and equipment. Implementing an asset management system was a key recommendation of the 2009 Federal Transit Agency Rail Modernization Study, a study conducted in response to Senator Durbin’s amendment to the 2008 Transportation Appropriations bill.

• Greater Peoria Mass Transit District, Peoria: $4,500,000

• Illinois Department of Transportation, Statewide: $10,000,000 for rolling stock replacement, facility upgrades, information technology systems upgrades and environmental review of projects outside of the RTA service area.

• Madison County Mass Transit District, Madison: 4,000,000

• Bi-State Development Agency, Metro East: $3,000,000