US: Over $2 Billion Announced in Northeast Corridor Funding

The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), providing over 2 billion USD in funding for projects on the Northeast Corridor (NEC).

This funding is made possible by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. It aims to modernise and enhance the safety, speed and reliability of the critical rail corridor.

Amtrak's Acela II on the Northeast Corridor
Amtrak’s Acela II on the Northeast Corridor
US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said:

“Hundreds of thousands of passengers travel along the Northeast Corridor every day, and the Biden-Harris Administration is funding much-needed improvements to this vital rail corridor. With over $2 billion becoming available today, we will build on investments initiated last year and continue propelling America’s busiest passenger rail corridor towards greater speed, safety, and reliability.”

This latest funding announcement builds on historic Northeast Corridor investments by the Biden-Harris Administration to advance projects such as the Gateway Program, the Hudson River Tunnel Project, the Frederick Douglass Tunnel, the Susquehanna River Bridge Replacement, the Connecticut River Bridge Replacement, and the New York Penn Station Access Project.

FRA Administrator Amit Bose said:

“The President’s investments in rail will be felt by generations to come, beginning with immediate benefits to communities and continuing to ensure essential rail corridors like the Northeast Corridor are modern, safe, and convenient, giving Americans access to world-class passenger service.”

The published NOFO can be found here.

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