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FRA Announces More Than $326M in Grants to Support Railroad Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announces the recipients of more than $326 million in grant funds under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Program and the Special Transportation Circumstances Program, for a variety of state and local railroad infrastructure projects. The grants will fund 45 projects in 29 states.

Fiscal Year 2018 Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Program

Restoration and Initiation Projects
  • Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi: Restoring Intercity Passenger Rail Service Along America’s Gulf Coast, up to $32,995,516
Rural Projects
  • Alabama: Old Highway 20 Grade Separation Project, up to $8 million
  • Alabama: Upgrade to USDOT Crossing 727808C1, up to $175,925
  • California: Sierra Northern Railway’s Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvement, up to $17,415,000
  • Florida: Amtrak Sanford Subdivision Infrastructure Renewal Project, up to $3,850,000
  • Georgia: Central Georgia Rail Corridor Competitiveness Project, up to $4 million
  • Georgia: Chattooga & Chickamauga Railway Rehabilitation Project, up to $1,350,000
  • Georgia: Heart of Georgia-Midville Reactivation Project, up to $820,000
  • Georgia: Georgia Southwestern Railroad Upgrade Project, up to $2,605,000
  • Georgia: Ogeechee Railroad Upgrade Project, up to $1,006,950
  • Illinois: Peru Intermodal, Safety, Congestion and Energy Security Project, Phase II, up to $6,081,036
  • Indiana and Illinois: Crawford County Rural Railroad Bridge Project, up to $7,155,000
  • Indiana: Chicago South Shore & South Bend Rail Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project, up to $2,831,705
  • Indiana: Developing and Implementing a Mobile Device Emergency Responder Access Application for the Louisville and Indiana Railroad Company, up to $335,361
  • Indiana: The Graham Creek Bridge Replacement Project, up to $4.2 million
  • Maine: Pan Am Railways Mainline Upgrades and Rail Crossing Safety Improvements, up to $17,468,840
  • Michigan: Infrastructure Enhancement Program for Lake State Railway’s Mackinaw Subdivision, up to $8,659,567
  • Minnesota: Joint Elimination - Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvement, up to $2,010,000
  • Montana: Montana Rail Link Voluntary PTC Design and Engineering Project, up to $3.5 million
  • Nebraska: Nebraska Central Railroad Company Infrastructure Improvements, up to $8,181,640
  • New York: New York & Ogdensburg Railway/Port of Ogdensburg Intermodal Equipment Upgrades, up to $800,000
  • North Dakota: Minot Intermodal Facility, up to $400,000
  • Ohio: Improving Transportation in Support of the American Steel Industry, up to $3,284,000
  • Oregon: Lake County Railroad Rehabilitation, up to $5.6 million
  • South Carolina: South Carolina Piedmont Freight Rail Service Improvement Program, up to $8,752,185
Remaining Projects
  • Arkansas: Jonesboro Industrial Lead Project, up to $2,335,400
  • California: Construct Improvements at the Fullerton Junction Interlocking and Third Main Track between Control Point Atwood and Control Point Esperanza on the BNSF San Bernardino Subdivision, up to $30 million
  • Florida: Florida Strategies for Reducing Railway Trespassing, up to $157,683
  • Florida: Mitigating Jacksonville’s Freight Train-Vehicle/Pedestrian Conflicts, up to $17,615,500
  • Illinois: CREATE Project WA11-Dolton Junction Interlocking, up to $19,206,398
  • Kansas: Rural Railroad Safety Center, up to $2,574,365
  • Maryland: Canton Railroad Company: Switch Replacement Project, up to $1,184,147
  • Missouri: MacArthur Bridge Rehabilitation Project, up to $28,790,947
  • North Carolina: Piedmont Atlantic Intermodal Rail System, up to $34,898,895
  • North Carolina: Wilmington Rail Realignment Project, up to $2 million
  • New York: New York and Atlantic Track Realignment and Rehabilitation Project, up to $368,679
  • Rhode Island: TF Green Airport Intercity Rail Service Preliminary Engineering, up to $2.8 million
  • Texas: Port Freeport, up to $6,312,634
  • Utah: Vineyard Rail Consolidation Project, up to $6,839,272
  • Virginia: Freeman Avenue/Norfolk-Portsmouth Beltline Railroad Overpass, up to $10,170,000
  • Washington: Meadowdale Beach Park Railroad Bridge, up to $3.5 million
  • Washington: Pines Road/BNSF Grade Separation Project, up to $1,246,500
  • Wisconsin: Milwaukee Area Passenger and Freight Rail Improvement Project: Milwaukee Intermodal Centralized Train Control Installation, up to $2,699,451
  • Fiscal Year 2018 Special Transportation Circumstances Program
  • Alaska: Flat Car Electrification Project, up to $1,405,871
  • Alaska: Flat Car Acquisition Project, up to $921,808
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