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FRA seeks applications for intercity passenger-rail program

The Federal Railroad Administration will accept applications through June 30 for the new Intercity Passenger Rail State Capital Grant Program.

The administration will award $30 million in grants to help states fund improvements to intercity passenger-rail service. The grants require a 50/50 funding match.

The FRA will give “favorable consideration” to projects that demonstrate on-time performance standards of 80 percent or higher, reduce travel time, increase service frequency or improve service quality, the agency said.

The Bush Administration has proposed allocating $100 million for the program in fiscal-year 2009.

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