U.S., South Florida: Boca Raton receives $16 million grant for Brightline Station

By Kyle Spinner, CBS 12 News; September 24th 2020 BOCA RATON, Fla. (CBS 12) — The City of Boca Raton…

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U.S.: BUILD grant will help decompress most congested rail junction in California

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; September 16, 2020 The U.S. DOT has awarded a $20 million Better Utilizing Investments…

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U.S.: United States Department of Transportation Releases National Freight Strategic Plan

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; September 4, 2020 The United States Department of Transportation has released a…

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U.S.: House Bill would tie Amtrak funding to preservation of long-distance routes, staff

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 10, 2020 The House Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, Urban Development and Related Agencies (THUD) earlier…

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U.S.: USDOT extends short lines’ RRIF Express loan deadline

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 25, 2020 The Build America Bureau of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has extended…

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U.S.: Virginia senators request federal grant to help fund new Amtrak rail cars

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 14, 2020 U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-Va.) have written to the…

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Passenger rail projects awarded more than $272 million in federal State of Good Repair grants

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; August 22, 2019 The Federal Railroad Administration has awarded more than $272 million through…

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Chicago suburb to get federal money to ease rail congestion

By The Associated Press, WREX 13 NBC; June 11, 2019 DOLTON, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago suburb is receiving federal…

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White House Wants California to Return $2.5 Billion High-Speed Rail Funding

By Lucas Laursen, Fortune Magazine; February 20, 2019 The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is canceling a $929 million grant…

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White House wants to reorganize Department of Transportation; tries to revive air traffic control spinoff plan

By STEPHANIE BEASLEY, With help from Brianna Gurciullo and Tanya Snyder, Politico Morning Transportation; June 22, 2018 IF WE HAD…

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FRA Issues $250 Million Notice of Funding Opportunity for PTC Projects

May 15, 2018FRA Public Affairsfrapa@dot.gov 2018 PTC Q1 data released shows railroads continue to make progress implementing PTC systems WASHINGTON—The…

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Senators displeased with USDOT changing TIGER Grant program

By LAUREN GARDNER, With help from Brianna Gurciullo and Alex Guillen, Politico Morning Transportation; April 30, 2018 TIGER BEAT: The…

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Exclusive: Florida Senator Marco Rubio challenges legitimacy of Brightline financing

By Lisa Broadt, TCPalm.com; April 24, 2018 Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, Tuesday cast doubt on Brightline’s approval for $1.75 billion of…

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TIGER grants program being replaced

By BRIANNA GURCIULLO, With help from Lauren Gardner, Tanya Snyder and Stephanie Beasley, Politico Morning Transportation; April 23, 2018 TIGER’S…

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Amtrak case goes back to court

By LAUREN GARDNER, With help from Tanya Snyder, Politico Morning Transportation; March 5, 2018 OMG WE’RE BACK AGAIN: DOT and…

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Report: USDOT Secretary Chao backs away from Hudson tunnel funding plan

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 2, 2018 U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao told a U.S. Senate committee yesterday that federal…

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