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U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $302.6 Million in ‘State of Good Repair’ Grants

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced the recipients of more than $302 million in grant funds under the Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair Program (Partnership Program) to help repair and rehabilitate railroad infrastructure across the country. The grants will fund 12 projects in nine states.

U.S. Department of Transportation Makes Available $311.8 Million for Capital Rail Projects

FRA 05-20
Contact:  FRA Public Affairs
FRAPA@DOT.gov

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) today for the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program. 

“We’re committed to addressing the unmet transportation needs of rural areas, which face unique challenges in safety, infrastructure condition, and passenger and freight usage,” said FRA Administrator Ronald L. Batory. “I encourage...

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $1 Billion for Amtrak in Response to COVID-19

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is making over $1 billion available to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) to support the railroad’s activities to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States and its impacts on operations and business. The funding is being provided under the recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

“This $1 billion in...