09.14.16

Gardner Announces $150 Million Grant in Support of the DIA Commuter Train

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today the Denver Eagle Commuter Rail will receive a $150,000,000 grant from the Department of Transportation (DOT) as part of the Capital Investment Grant Program. 

 

In March, Gardner sent a letter to Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jack Reed (D-RI), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee respectively, urging them to continue to support the Eagle P3 Commuter Rail Transit Project in Denver. 

 

“I’m pleased the Department of Transportation has awarded the Regional Transportation District’s (RTD) Eagle P3 Commuter Rail Transit Project $150,000,000, and continues to support this important initiative,” said Gardner. “This grant is part of long-term funding in support of the DIA Commuter train along with rail links to Wheat Ridge and Westminster, allowing Coloradans to travel to and from the airport and surrounding communities from downtown Denver by rail. I will continue to advocate for this project at the federal level and ensure Colorado receives the necessary resources to ensure the project’s continued success.”

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Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.

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