The $928.8 million funding grant will pay for the completion of the Green Line Light Rail Extension.
The public agencies have said they are no longer negotiating with BNSF Railway.
Services have been shut down since late last week.
Racial or ethnic bias was not believed to be involved, investigators said.
The announcement comes as Metro Transit has seen a sharp decrease in ridership.
Most trips will either be solo or in very small groups where distance can be maintained.
It's part of efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, amid a decrease in demand for transit.
It comes after a series of high profile incidents on Metro Transit services.
It happened just south of Target Center in Minneapolis Thursday night.
It was unavailable for several hours Saturday night.
It happened near the Dale Street Station.
It includes buses, light rail and the Northstar.
Four juveniles have been arrested over two separate assaults.
The Green and Blue lines were disrupted Saturday evening.
The 75-year-old told his attackers to "not be so loud" on the bus.
The assaulted happened in Minneapolis on Nov. 6.
The victim suffered a serious brain injury and "may not survive."
The assault happened Wednesday afternoon in Minneapolis.
The fatal accident happened just after 3 p.m. Friday.
Eddie Frizell was one of two finalists for the position.
The incident unfolded at 9:20 a.m. on Tuesday.