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Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Program (FY 2017)

May 4, 2018

U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Railroad Administration - Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Program (FY 2017)


Deadline: June 21, 2018


Amount: No minimum or maximum; Total available for awards is $65,232,400 Match: Federal share of total costs will not exceed 80%


Eligibility:State; Group of States; Interstate Compact; Public agency or publicly chartered authority established by one or more States; Political subdivision of a State; Amtrak or another rail carrier that provides intercity rail passenger transportation; Class II railroad or Class III railroad; Any rail carrier or rail equipment manufacturer in partnership with at least one of the entities described above; Transportation Research Board together with any entity with which it contracts in the development of rail-related research, including cooperative research programs; University transportation center engaged in rail-related research; or Non-profit labor organization representing a class or craft of employees of rail carriers or rail carrier contractors.


This program will fund projects that improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of passenger and freight rail.


Eligible Projects:

  • Deployment of railroad safety technology (PTC/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 analyses

  • Any project necessary to enhance multimodal connections or facilitate service integration between rail service and other modes

The development and implementation of a safety program or institute

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