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July 3, 2013

N.C. DOT begins rail safety improvement projects

Part of the Piedmont Improvement Program, supported by a $520 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 grant. Will enhance safety for train travelers, motorists and pedestrians, while laying the foundation for a higher-performing freight and passenger rail network.


March 24, 2011

N.C. DOT begins rail upgrade program

The agreement with Norfolk Southern Railway Co., Amtrak and N.C. Railroad Co. is supported by $461 million in ARRA funds, and will include upgrades to tracks and bridges; crossing safety improvements; station expansions in four cities; and construction of a maintenance facility in Charlotte. The funding also will enable North Carolina to improve the speed and reliability of passenger service.


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