Government Issues

N.Y. rail corridor receives $18.5M grant

Posted on December 26, 2013

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced an $18.5 million grant to reduce passenger and freight train congestion on Amtrak’s Empire Corridor at the Syracuse, N.Y. train station.

The grant to the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is for the final design and construction of track reconfiguration and replacement and signal system improvements.

The project includes the upgrade of two sidings or passing tracks, one of which passenger trains use to access the Syracuse station, the other used by freight trains to access the nearby freight yard. Once complete, the enhancements will remove the current 30 mph speed restrictions on the sidings.

The grant comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Program. NYSDOT will contribute $4.6 million to the project. Construction is expected to begin in 2015.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

NJ TRANSIT receives $147M grant for Sandy repairs

The funds will be used to replace and raise the signal and communications systems on the Morris & Essex lines and along a portion of the North Jersey Coast line, as well as repair damage to electric power and distribution systems used by Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, with other long-term recovery projects also are funded.

Foxx wraps bus tour, announces proposed rail safety rulemaking

The rule would require adoption and enforcement of federal and state safety laws, and require SSOAs to be financially and legally independent of the rail transit systems they oversee.

Foxx bus tour makes stop in Charlotte N.C.

Visit is part of a four-day, five state bus tour, The GROW AMERICA Express, highlighting the importance of investing in America’s infrastructure and to encourage Congress to act on a long-term transportation bill.

Foxx kicks off bus tour with Florida visits

Making two stops in Tallahassee, Fla., the GROW AMERICA Express will include visits to universities, manufacturers, bridges, freight facilities and highway projects in an effort to raise awareness of America’s infrastructure deficit.

Foxx bus tour to highlight need for infrastructure investment

The GROW AMERICA Express will visit communities that have created jobs and new opportunities by investing in transportation, as well as communities with transportation projects that are waiting on much needed funding.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

Please sign in or register to .    Close