Feds Announce $16 Billion for Northeast Corridor

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration announced it has awarded $16.4 billion for 25 passenger rail projects along the Northeast Corridor between Boston and Washington, D.C.

Amtrak has been awarded nearly $10 billion in FRA funding to modernize critical infrastructure, improve stations and support future ridership growth on the Northeast Corridor (NEC).

“These grants will help advance Amtrak’s plans to modernize the Northeast Corridor and unlock major bottlenecks on the busiest passenger rail corridor in America,” said Amtrak CEO Stephen Gardner said in a news release.

The grants announced today will support 12 Amtrak-led projects through the FRA’s Federal-State Partnership for Intercity Passenger Rail Program (Fed-State NEC):

Another 13 NEC projects also received funding

  • Hudson Tunnel Project – Gateway Development Commission (up to $3.79 billion)
  • Penn Station Access – MTA (up to $1.64 billion)
  • Walk Bridge Replacement Project – CTDOT (up to $465 million)
  • Devon Bridge Replacement Project – CTDOT (up to $245.92 million)
  • Delco Lead – NJ TRANSIT (up to $180.9 million)
  • New Haven Line Power Improvement Program – CTDOT (up to $122.8 million)
  • Devon Bridge Interim Repairs – CTDOT (up to $119.32 million)
  • Hartford Line Rail Program Double Track (Phase 3B) Project – CTDOT (up to $104.86M)
  • New Haven Line Track Improvement and Mobility Enhancement Part 1 and 3 – CTDOT (up to $71.64 million)
  • Newark Penn Station Vertical Circulation Improvements – NJ TRANSIT (up to $59.2 million)
  • Reconstruction of Cornwells Heights Station – SEPTA (up to $30.5 million)
  • Saugatuck River Bridge Replacement – CTDOT (up to $23.2 million)
  • New Haven Line Network Infrastructure Upgrade Project – CTDOT (up to $15.4 million)

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