US DOT Announces Largest Investment in Intercity Passenger Rail in 50 Years

This is one of the largest investments in US passenger rail services in the last 50 years, and supports the modernisation and expansion of intercity and high-speed rail services across America.

As well as accepting applications for projects to expand or establish new services, those that improve the safety, reliability and performance of intercity passenger rail services and project planning elements, such as environmental review and final design, are also eligible for funding.

Applications will be accepted up to 7 March 2023.

The grant programme, administered by the US Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), has funded the revitalisation of rail assets for many years. However, the passing of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law greatly expanded its scope.