FRA awards Delaware $450K to study new rail service

Posted on December 3, 2010

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) awarded the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) $450,000 to conduct studies for potential rail service between the Northeast Corridor and Maryland's Delmarva Peninsula. 

Funding for the studies comes from FRA's High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program and requires a $450,000 match by DelDOT. 

The initial study will be on the feasibility of a new passenger rail line. Based on the results of this study, environmental analysis, a Service Development Plan and preliminary design may follow.

To date, FRA has obligated over $1.6 billion in its HSIPR program.


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