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3/27/2002



Rail News: Passenger Rail

USDOT awards FTA grant for Tren Urbano project


U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta March 22 announced that a $105.7 million Federal Transit Administration grant had been awarded to Puerto Rico Highway and Transportation Authority for the Tren Urbano project.



Funds are slated to be used for project management, design and construction of the 1.7-mile heavy-rail transit system guideway, and 16 stations between Bayamon and Santurce, a community in the municipality of San Juan.



FTA executed a Full Funding Grant Agreement for the project March 13, 1996.


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