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FRA awards more than $200 million for PTC implementation

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) awarded $203,698,298 in grant funding for 28 projects in 15 states to assist with the deployment of positive train control (PTC) systems.

FRA issues funding opportunity with $318 million for capital projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Program that includes more than $318 million in grant funding.

Amtrak marks PTC milestone

Amtrak, in coordination with BNSF Railway, will implement Positive Train Control (PTC) over several BNSF-owned subdivisions, marking the first activation on host-owned territory used by Amtrak.

FRA issues $250 million NOFO for PTC projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for $250 million in Positive Train Control (PTC) Systems Grants.

FRA helps railroads meet congressional PTC requirement

At the direction of Secretary Elaine L. Chao, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (US DOT’s) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is taking a proactive approach to ensure railroads acquire, install, test and fully implement certified positive train control (PTC) systems in time to meet the congressional interim deadline of Dec. 31, 2018.

FRA accepting applications for passenger rail capital project grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is accepting applications for $73 million in grant funding for projects that can strengthen intercity passenger rail, support capital projects and boost safety initiatives that may include the implementation of positive train control, improved highway-rail grade crossings, and congestion mitigation.

FRA updates status on implementing positive train control

The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released a status update on railroads’ progress implementing positive train control (PTC) systems in the fourth quarter of 2016.
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