The grant was given under the TIGER III program.
The money is designated for the Mayfield Road Red Line Rapid Transit Station, which will replace the current station at East 120th Street Station and Euclid Avenue on the Red Line. The new station will be several blocks away and closer to Little Italy.
The entire cost of the project is $17.5 million, which includes the design, construction of the station and rehabilitating two transit track bridges. The design is now 30 percent complete.
GCRTA hopes to begin construction on this station in early 2013.