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.

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