FRA to Accept Applications for Rail Relocation and Improvement Grant Program

WASHINGTON — On Sept. 15, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) will begin accepting applications for the $14.9 million available in capital grants under the new Rail Line Relocation and Improvement program.

In order to be eligible for grant funding, a project must mitigate the adverse effects of rail traffic on safety, motor vehicle traffic flow, community quality of life or involve a lateral or vertical relocation of any portion of the rail line.

A state or other eligible entity will be required to pay at least 10 percent of the shared costs of the project.

Applications can be submitted until the earlier of Nov. 28, or the date on which all available funds will have been committed. Click here http://www.fra.dot.gov/us/content/2008 for more details.