Short line railroads in North Carolina are about to get a financial shot in the arm for infrastructure improvements.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the recipients of $248.5 million in grant funds under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program, for a wide variety of state
News began to trickle out from congressional offices regarding which properties have been awarded federal grants that will be applied toward the cost of implementing Positive Train Control (PTC).
Union Pacific has awarded 21 grants to community-owned railroad safety initiatives across its 23-state operating system. Ranging from $500 to $5,000, the grants support initiatives developed by community organizations to enhance and promote railroad safety through activities tailored for their communities.
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) and New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad have been awarded $11.4 million in Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants.
The Iowa Transportation Commission approved more than $4 million in funding for nine rail infrastructure and related rail development projects under the Railroad Revolving Loan and Grant (RRLG) program. The rail projects are expected to support the creation and retention of more than 110 jobs within the next three years and spur development of six industrial areas across the state. The proposed developments will leverage millions in new capital investments across the state.
U. S. Transportation
Secretary Ray LaHood said that seven projects will share $50 million to help
make the nation’s rail system safer by facilitating deployment of Positive
Train Control (PTC) collision avoidance systems and other advanced
technologies. The projects will receive money through the new Railroad
Safety Technology Grant (RSTG) program.
Colorado has received
$400,000 and Vermont $500,000 under the Federal Railroad Administration’s High-Speed
Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIPR) Program grant program funded from fiscal year
2009 appropriations. Colorado will use its funds to develop a state rail plan,
a prerequisite for receiving additional HSIPR intercity passenger rail funding.
The Iowa Transportation Commission this week approved $6.3 million in funding for six rail infrastructure and related rail development projects under the Railroad Revolving Loan and Grant (RRLG) Program.
The U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg has announced the award of $1.5 billion from the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) competitive grant program for highway, multimodal freight and rail projects.
The U.S. DOT has issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announcing the availability of over $1.4 billion in Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvement (CRISI) Grant funding.
Tired of failed grants, officials try to set up new funding formula for rail bridge replacement in Calif.
The collapse of the First Street railroad bridge in San Bernardino County, Calif., would be catastrophic, and just over the last few months two incidents have flirted with that possibility.
South Dakota’s four-year railroad plan will come with its own guide.
The Surface Transportation Board issued a decision granting approval for exemptions sought by Watco Holdings, Inc., and two of its subsidiaries (collectively, Watco) in the acquisition of approximately 652 miles of rail line in Wisconsin and Michigan from Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WCL), which is controlled by Canadian National Railway Company.
Federal Railroad Administration announces availability of $198 million for intercity passenger rail projects
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair Grant Program (Partnership Program).
A Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant has been awarded to the Wisconsin DOT to help fund a Rock County project to repair and replace railroad bridge components.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration today announced a notice of funding opportunity, making available nearly $362 million through its Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Grant Program.
Ten railroad projects in New Jersey will receive financial assistance from the state’s Department of Transportation.
The U.S. Department of Transportation today provided $40 million in grants to States seeking to improve safety where highways and rail lines cross. The grants, awarded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Update on 11/18/2020 RT&S ran this story one week ago today, which was Veterans Day in the U.S. and Remembrance Day in Canada. Since then, we’ve learned that the American Short Line