Feds award PTC grants to Amtrak for the Southwest Chief route, Metra and New Jersey Transit

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; December 21, 2018

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) yesterday announced $9.16 million in federal funding toward the installation of positive train control (PTC) along Amtrak‘s Southwest Chief line between Dodge City, Kansas, and Las Animas, Colorado.

The funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Grant Program. The Colorado and Kansas departments of transportation and Amtrak applied for the grant.

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