Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Program

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Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Program

The US Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration has announced availability of grant funds for projects that improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of passenger and freight rail. Eligible projects include:

  • Deployment of non-PTC railroad safety technology and rail integrity inspection systems
  • Capital projects
  • Highway rail-grade crossing improvement projects
  • Rail line relocation and improvement projects
  • Regional rail and corridor service development plans and environmental analysis
  • Any project necessary to enhance multimodal connections or facilitate service integration between rail service and other modes
  • Development and implementation of a safety program or institute
  • Any research to advance any particular aspect of rail-related capital, operations, or safety improvements

Eligible Applicants: States, groups of States, Interstate Compact, public agencies or publicly chartered authorities chartered by one or more States, political subdivisions of States, Amtrak or other rail carrier that provides intercity rail passenger transportation, Class II and Class III railroads, universities, and non-profit labor organizations representing a class or craft of employees of rail carriers or rail carrier contractors.

Award Ceiling: There is no predetermined minimum or maximum dollar thresholds. Total funding available is $318,430,337.                                                                                             

Match: 20 percent with a preference for applicants that propose 50 percent federal share or less

Deadline: September 17, 2018

Contact: Frances Bourne, 202-493-6366,

For further information or assistance in applying for funding opportunities, contact KLJ at 701-355-8400.