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More than $139M in federal railroad funds available to rural states

August 22, 2023

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced Friday that it is making more than $139 million in safety and efficiency grants available to rural states.

According to the Notice of Funding Opportunity, the funding will help link states lacking intercity passenger rails service and will help improve the safety and efficiency of their rail infrastructure. Part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the funding is part of the Special Transportation Circumstances (STC) grant program. The program provides federal funding for projects designed to upgrade and safeguard rail infrastructure in Alaska, South Dakota and Wyoming.

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