FRA extends passenger rail grant deadline; boosts obtainable funds

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The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is extending the deadline for the Restoration and Enhancement Grants Program, in addition to making practically $2 million in further funds obtainable.  

This system supplies grant funds to provoke, restore or improve intercity passenger rail service round the US. Teams of states, particular person states, cities and different authorities subdivisions are eligible to use. Amtrak and different intercity passenger rail firms additionally might apply.

Functions have to be submitted by Feb. 5, 2020, which is a month later than the January deadline included within the unique Discover of Funding Alternative (NOFO) that was printed in November.FRA has $26.33 million in funding obtainable following the inclusion of $1.9 million from the Fiscal 12 months 2020 Appropriations Act.  

“These grants assist guarantee communities proceed to have entry to the intercity passenger rail community that connects our nation,” stated U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao on the issuance of the unique NOFO in November. 


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