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USDOT announces $16B investment in 25 rail projects along Northeast Corridor

November 8, 2023


On Monday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced it had awarded more than $16 billion to 25 passenger rail projects along the Northeast Corridor between Boston, Mass., and Washington, D.C.

The funding, part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will create a world-class passenger rail system along one of the busiest passenger rail corridors in the country. The investment will support more than 100,000 good-paying construction jobs and advance Gateway Program projects, overhauling infrastructure that outdates 99 percent of all living Americans, FRA said. The projects include replacing or upgrading 12 major bridges and tunnels that are over 100 years old.

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