Over 160 rail projects have been awarded more than $2 billion in Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) funding.
Some of the more significant projects include:
$25 million for the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s extension from Madera to Merced;
$20 million for the Port of Los Angeles maritime support facility access and Terminal Island rail system project. A four-lane rail roadway grade separation will be built;
$15.4 million for rail infrastructure projects in Mississippi, including rail infrastructure improvements in Tupelo; and
$13.6 million to convert 25 acres of an abandoned rail yard at the Port of Arthur in Texas into a multimodal area.
An exact total of 166 rail projects will receive RAISE funding, with half for work in rural areas.
“We are proud to support so many outstanding infrastructure projects in communities large and small, modernizing America’s transportation systems to make them safer, more affordable, more accessible, and more sustainable,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.