In a statement from the U.S. DOT, implementation jumped from 24% to 30% for passenger rail and 16% to 83% for freight.
N.C. DOT awarded $26.5M for rail upgrades
The resulting improvements are centered in the area between Rocky Mount, N.C. and Petersburg, Va., and will improve service for both the Amtrak Carolinian line, which runs between New York City and Charlotte, N.C., and the Amtrak long distance trains that run between New York City and Florida.