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Northstar Corridor receives $53.9 million FFGA installment


The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently awarded a $53.9 million grant for the Northstar Corridor commuter-rail project, according to a press release issued by Rep. James Oberstar (D-Minn.). The grant is one installment of a FTA-approved Full Funding Grant Agreement for the project.

FTA will contribute $156.8 million toward the project’s $320 million cost. Scheduled to open in 2009, the 40-mile Northstar Corridor will run between Minneapolis and Big Lake, Minn.