Durbin Announces More Than $467 Million in DOT Grants for Illinois Transit

[WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has made $467,537,681 in grants available to the state of Illinois under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Today’s funding is part of the $7.4 billion in DOT grants for transit projects nationwide. Additionally, Illinois will be eligible to compete for $100 million in grants will be available to public transit agencies nationwide for capital investments to help reduce the energy consumption or greenhouse gas emissions.


• Regional Transit Authority, Chicago. $414,200,000 in funding for the Regional Transit Authority. Of this funding, RTA estimates that $240,200,000 will be made available to the Chicago Transit Authority, $140,800,000 will be made available to Metra and $33,100,000 will be made available to Pace.


• Illinois Department of Transportation, Statewide: $53,337,681 in funding for mass transit funding administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation. Of this funding:


o Davenport / Rock Island will receive $2,979,604 (Illinois estimate)

o Peoria will receive $4,203,803

o Rockford will receive $3,693,750

o Round Lake Beach / McHenry will receive $5,468,179

o St. Louis will receive $6,466,839 (Illinois estimate)

o Alton will receive $1,394,277

o Beloit will receive $217,421

o Bloomington / Normal will receive $2,496,653

o Champaign will receive $2,750,493

o Danville will receive $891,527

o Decatur will receive $1,697,301

o DeKalb will receive $1,262,063

o Dubuque will receive $44,137

o Kankakee will receive $1,263,671

o Springfield will receive $2,597,881