Amtrak’s recent infrastructure improvements along a 16-mile segment of track between New Brunswick and South Brunswick has improved the speed of Acela trains.
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The FRA grant funds are for 46 projects in 32 states and will be vital in modernising rail infrastructure and strengthening supply chains.
The United States Department of Transportation have awarded Central Florida a grant of up to $15,875,000 for the project.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority have submitted two applications for federal funding in a major push for continued federal partnership.
The $24 million grant by the U.S. Department of Transportation will be used to advance the California high-speed rail project while enhancing and better connecting the community of Wasco.
The proposed Palmdale Station will transform the North Los Angeles County area, and will serve as a connection point for the California high-speed rail network, Metrolink and Brightline West.
USDOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg has announced that the Biden-Harris Administration intends to award $905.25 million to 24 highway and rail projects in 18 states under the FY 2021 Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant programme.
Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, has announced the huge sum will be provided under the American Rescue Plan Act and will give much-needed relief to Amtrak, states, commuter railroads, and to Amtrak employees.
Metrolink has received $59,000 to fund an outreach campaign to deter suicides on its network through training, public engagement and awareness.
Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Transportation Secretary, recently met with Amtrak and transit officials as well as front line transit and rail workers to discuss the support going forward for transportation workers and additional COVID-19 relief funding.
The grants will help commuter rail authorities in California, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington eliminate hazards at highway-railway crossings.
The final rule requires 40 states and the District of Columbia to develop and implement highway-rail grade crossing action plans to improve public safety.
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As of 30 September 2020, approximately 57,314 of the 57,537 route miles subject to the mandate had PTC systems in RSD or in operation.
The final rule includes metrics relating to Amtrak's on-time performance and train delays, customer service and station performance.