Security and Safety

FRA makes $46M available for PTC work

Posted on September 12, 2018

The Federal Railroad Administration released a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for at least $46 million for Positive Train Control (PTC) Systems Grants. The 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

The purpose of the NOFO is to solicit applications for at least $46.3 million in PTC Systems Grants to fund the deployment of PTC systems technology for intercity passenger rail transportation, freight rail transportation, and/or commuter rail passenger transportation. Eligible projects include back office systems; wayside, communications, and onboard hardware equipment; software; equipment installation; spectrum; any component, testing, and training for the implementation of PTC Systems; and interoperability.

“This expedited solicitation will provide commuter and intercity railroads an additional opportunity to request grant funds for positive train control,” said FRA Administrator Ronald L. Batory. “By reissuing these funds, FRA is showing our continued commitment to work with railroads and suppliers in fully implementing PTC.”

Under this second solicitation, applications are due by Oct. 12, 30 days after the NOFO is published in the Federal Register.

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

More News

Edmonton Transit launches security presence at select stations

Will deploy security guards at 25 transit centers/stations that have had at least one major incident reported in the past five years.

MARTA Police Dept. earns TSA Gold Standard award

The agecny's BASE program is designed to establish a security standard for individual transit system security programs and assess progress in seventeen key areas.

Operation Lifesaver names new executive director

Rachel Maleh has served as OLI’s interim COO since February.

China screening subway riders with facial recognition technology

Passengers are required to link their identification to their photos using a mobile phone application or station kiosk.

Sound Transit UW Station escalator upgrade could cost $20M

The 13 escalators have been a problem since the light rail station opened in 2016.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation