The Federal Transit Administration announced the second allocation of grant funding for the Northwest Extension Phase II rail project. In addition to its first allocation, the project has now been allocated a total of $100 million in federal Capital Investment Grant (CIG) funds.

Construction on the extension, which will include the system’s first elevated station, began in August 2020.

In addition to a new transit center for light rail and bus service at Metrocenter, the extension also includes a rail-only bridge over the I-17 and two new stations. The community will also enjoy seven public art installations along the extension and updated landscaping, including more than 200 new trees.

Find out more about the project and hear from local officials in the video below: