Sens. Udall, Bennet Announce Over $100 Million in Funds for Public Transit Projects Under American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Washington, DC - United States Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet announced today that Colorado will receive $103.5 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for state and local transportation authorities to build and repair Colorado's public transportation infrastructure.

"These funds represent an important first step in getting our economy moving in a positive direction again," Senator Udall said. "This funding will quickly put Coloradans to work on transportation projects in the state that are long overdue."

"With these recovery plan dollars, we'll put Coloradans to work building a new and improved transit system for the 21st century," said Senator Bennet. "This funding will allow transit authorities across the state to get a backlog of worthwhile, shovel-ready projects off the ground - projects that will expand transit capacity, improve commuter safety and reduce congestion on our roads and highways."

AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT TRANSIT FUNDS FOR COLORADO

$103.5 million of Colorado's share of transit funding

  • $90 million in funding to urban areas through the Urbanized Formula Program, including:
  • $667 million to Denver-Aurora (RTD)
  • $8.8 million to Colorado Springs (City of Colorado Springs)
  • $3.4 million to Fort Collins (City of Fort Collins)
  • $2.7 million to Boulder (RTD)
  • $1.5 million to Grand Junction (Mesa County)
  •  $2 million to Greeley (City of Greeley)
  • $1 million to Lafayette-Louisville (RTD)
  • $1.7 million to Longmont (RTD)
  • $2.4 million to Pueblo (City of Pueblo)
  • $12.5 million in Non-urbanized Area Formula funding that will be distributed to other areas of the state through the Colorado Department of Transportation.
  • $753,399 for Fixed Guideway Modernization (RTD) to help modernize or improve existing fixed guideway systems (track lines, signals, equipment, etc.)