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FRA awards USD291 million in State of Good Repair grants, US [free access]

October 29, 2020

The Federal Railroad Administration (FTA) has awarded over USD291 million to 11 intercity passenger rail projects through the Federal–State Partnership for the State of Good Repair (Partnership Program). The aim of the Partnership Program is to upgrade rail infrastructure and to enhance railroad safety and reliability.

 

The North County Transit District will receive up to USD9 million for the modernisation of San Diego’s next generation signaling and grade crossing infrastructure. The Southern California Regional Rail Authority will receive up to USD31 million for the rehabilitation of the Pacific Surfliner corridor and for improvement of service reliability. The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will receive up to USD79 million for walk-bridge replacement. Amtrak will receive up to USD65 million for the replacement of the Connecticut river bridge. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) will receive up to USD29 million for the improvement of accessibility of Worcester Union station and for other infrastructural improvements. The Maryland Transit Administration will receive up to USD9 million for the MARC Northeast Corridor Train Storage Preservation Project. The Michigan Department of Transportation will receive up to USD15 million for curve modifications on the Ypsilanti to Jackson line. The New Jersey Transit Corporation will receive up to USD18 million for improvements to the Trenton Transit Center station. The New York State Department of Transportation will receive up to USD2 million for the rehabilitation of the Hudson Avenue grade crossing and for safety improvements. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) will receive up to USD15 million for the renewal of the Harrisburg Line signal system. The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) will receive up to USD14 million for the replacement of the Newington Road bridge.