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FRA to hold webinar for PTC grant funding applicants

Posted on May 22, 2018

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is hosting a webinar on Monday, June 4, to aid eligible entities seeking funding for positive train control (PTC) system deployment under a recently issued $250 million Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).

In addition, FRA representatives were invited to speak at a webinar hosted by the American Public Transportation Association and one scheduled to be hosted by the American Short Line and Railroad Association.

“Safety is our top priority, and in light of PTC’s upcoming deadline, FRA has for the first time asked associations to hold webinars for their members. We are continuing an aggressive outreach strategy and remain steadfast in seeking to help railroads implement PTC in a timely manner,” said FRA Administrator Ronald L. Batory. “Our goal is to help eligible applicants optimize their applications in competing for the available grant funding.”

The NOFO for Positive Train Control Systems Grants was issued on May 18 with applications due by July 2. The $250 million in grant funding under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Program was authorized by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, and funded through the 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act.

Eligible applicants include: a state, group of states, interstate compact, public agency, or publicly chartered authority established by one or more states; a political subdivision of a state; Amtrak or intercity rail passenger operators; a Class II railroad or Class III railroad; and others. 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.

During the June 4 webinar, which will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. (EDT), FRA will provide information about the NOFO and how to apply for grant funding. Those interested in participating can register here, and FRA encourages participants to submit questions in advance.

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