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January 15, 2009

Feds to chip in today for University Link job

  • There are 10 contracts in U-Link, the biggest of which are two contracts for twin-bored tunnels.
    Journal Staff Reporter

    Today the Federal Transit Administration is scheduled to announce a big grant to Sound Transit for University Link, the 3.15-mile light-rail line between downtown Seattle, Capitol Hill and the University District. Sound Transit said it will get $813 million from the FTA.

    The “full funding grant agreement” is the federal seal of approval for this project, which is estimated to cost $1.9 billion in year-of-expenditure dollars.

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