FRA

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration has announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for at least $46 million for Positive Train Control (PTC) Systems Grants. This NOFO represents the balance of the $250 million PTC Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program that remained after selections were announced in August 2018.

The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced Feb. 15, that it 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.

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced Sept. 8, the completion of the Tier II Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for the 123-mile section of the Southeast High-Speed Rail Corridor from Washington, D.C., to south of Richmond, Va.

As part of the progression to build the nation's first high-speed train, the Board of Directors of Texas Central Partners LLC (Texas Central) announced that it has named Carlos F. Aguilar as the new chief executive officer of Texas Central and its subsidiaries.

Railroad Administration (FRA) finished the environmental review (final environmental impact statement, or FEIS) to replace the Civil War-era Baltimore and Potomac (B&P) Tunnel. The FEIS includes review of the route (Alternative 3B) for a new tunnel and incorporates changes sought by communities and neighborhoods in Baltimore during more than two dozen meetings held over the last two years.