FRA Announces More than $56 Million in Rail Grants

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) will fund $56,933,567 in grant funding for 18 projects in 16 states. The Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) program funding will used for intercity passenger and freight rail systems.

“These funds will help repair and upgrade rail infrastructure that will increase safety and service,” remarked U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

FRA Administrator Ronald L. Batory said, “We’re extremely pleased that the CRISI grant program directs much-needed critical investment to rural America.”  

Included in the grants are the following projects:

  • North Carolina – up to $10 million for the Millbrook Road Grade Separation Sealed Corridor Project;
  • Missouri – up to $7,170,346 for the replacement of MacArthur Bridge Truss over Broadway;
  • Illinois – up to $5,083,719 for the Lenox Interlocking Reconfiguration Project;
  • Wisconsin – up to $5,050,000 for the Milwaukee Airport Rail Station Second Platform Project; and
  • New York – up to $6,363,000 for the Hudson Line Bridge decks replacements.