NCDOT Awards $2.1MM in FRRCSI Grants

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-In-Chief, Railway Age
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The North Carolina Department of Transportation has awarded five Class II railroads in the state $2.1 million in matching grant funds through the Freight Rail & Rail Crossing Safety Improvement (FRRCSI) Program for infrastructure projects. The funding supplements $12 million in FRRCSI grants to 12 short lines announced in December 2022.

The grants will be matched with railroad-provided funds to contribute approximately $4.2 million in rail infrastructure improvements. Together, these projects will support improvements to 78.2 miles of right-of-way in North Carolina:

FRRCSI, established in 2013 by the North Carolina General Assembly, “supports rail infrastructure improvements throughout the state, enabling NCDOT to partner with rail companies on improvement projects to effectively move freight,” the agency said. “This partnership helps railroads efficiently meet customer needs in cost-effective ways, while preparing them for growing service demands and partnerships with new businesses and industries.”

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