The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has announced more than $22 million in grant funding to three projects that collectively span eight states.
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The workforce development centre will provide pre-apprenticeship classes and hands-on construction industry training for local residents who are looking for work on the California high-speed rail project.
Operation Lifesaver, Inc., in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration, has announced $200,000 in grants to Operation Lifesaver programmes in 14 states.
CHSRA is to publish the first draft environmental document for the high-speed rail project in Northern California, set to connect San Jose to Merced County.
The safety standards for the Dallas-Houston line involve approval of the new system utilising the Japanese Tokaido Shinkansen high-speed rail model.
The California High-Speed Rail Memorandum of Understanding includes an approved preliminary funding plan with LA Metro to advance the Link Union Station project.
The Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Federal Railroad Administration's CRISI Program will provide $311.8 million to eligible rail projects that will work to improve transport safety.
The new high-speed line is set to begin construction by the end of 2020 and will connect Victorville, southern California, with Las Vegas, Nevada.
Skanska is to rehabilitate and restore Amtrak maintenance facilities for the Next Generation Acela high-speed rail service in Washington, D.C., Boston, and New York, USA.
Over $1 billion in funding from the U.S. CARES Act will be made available to Amtrak to limit the impact of COVID-19 on the railroad.
With asthma rates for the region being the highest in the U.S., the new California high-speed rail project will work to reduce high air pollution levels.
Over $315 million will be spent by the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) to help local communities and railroads pay for safety improvements at over 1,400 crossing locations in Illinois.
OneRail's new COVID-19 landing page aims to share information from its members about how they are managing during this global crisis.
A total of $13.4 billion in North American TransBorder rail freight was transported in January 2020, according to USDOT's Bureau of Transportation Statistics.