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FRA seeks applications for $2B in NEC project grants


The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is soliciting applications for more than $2 billion in Federal-State Partnership for Intercity Passenger Rail Program funding for projects located on the Northeast Corridor. 

The funding announced yesterday builds on previous NEC investments, including funding to advance the Hudson River rail tunnel project in New York and New Jersey, the Frederick Douglass Tunnel and Susquehanna River Bridge replacement programs in Maryland, the Connecticut River Bridge replacement in Connecticut, the New York Penn Station access project in New York City.

Applications for grants are due in 60 days from today, the date that the FRA published the notice of funding opportunity in the Federal Register.

Competitive funding through the Fed State-NEC program is guided by FRA’s NEC Project Inventory, which identifies and prioritizes projects along the corridor. The NEC Project Inventory serves as a project pipeline to assist Amtrak, states, and the public in long-term capital planning for the NEC. NEC Projects must be included in the latest version of the inventory to be eligible for Fed State-NEC funding, FRA officials said in a press release.


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