CTA gets $200M in federal funding for new train cars

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Friday, May 5, 2023
CTA gets $200M for new train cars
The CTA is getting $200 million in federal funding for new train cars.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The CTA is getting a massive influx of money for new train cars.

Crain's is reporting the federal government is giving the Chicago Transit Authority $200 million that will go toward purchasing 300 new state-of-the-art cars.

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The CTA is expected to have to come up with at least another $200 million to fully pay for the new cars.

The federal funding comes from President Joe Biden's $1 trillion infrastructure bill, which was passed and signed into law in 2022.