The grants will help commuter rail authorities in California, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington eliminate hazards at highway-railway crossings.
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The project involved the installation of 1.5 miles of a new, electrified main line third track, enabling Amtrak to eliminate a previous two track bottleneck.
U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Elaine L. Chao, has announced $291 million in ‘State of Good Repair’ grants to improve the reliability and safety of America’s rail network.
Platform extensions will see stations able to accommodate three-car trains carrying more passengers.
By federal law in the US, all states where rail transit systems operate must have a Federal Transit Administration (FTA)-certified State Safety Oversight (SSO) Program by 15 April 2019 and Ohio has become the first state to do so.