Thirteen states share $197 million in federal grants for PTC

Trains Industry Newsletter
Get a weekly roundup of the industry news you need.
By signing up you may also receive occasional reader surveys and special offers from Trains magazine. View our privacy policy.
Amtrak_717
Amtrak P42AC-DM No. 717 leads an 'Empire Service' train southbound through a tunnel near Garrison, N.Y., along the Hudson River in October 2011. The New York to Albany route will benefit from a $33.7 million investment in positive train control.
Michael T. Burkhart
WASHINGTON – Sixteen state agencies in 13 states will receive $197 million in federal grants to install and certify positive train control systems along intercity and commuter rail routes. Congress established Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Transit Administration competitive grant program in the 2015 Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act. In fiscal 2017, 17 states entered proposals totaling $455 million.

The largest grant award, $33.,7 million, goes to the New York State Department of Transportation to complete installation of PTC along 94 miles of Amtrak’s New York to Albany route along the east side of the Hudson River.

Other significant grant awards include:
  • $31.6 million to the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority to complete installation of PTC on the South Florida Rail Corridor, which hosts Tri-Rail commuter trains and Amtrak.
  • $21.7 million to the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board to install PTC equipment on seven Caltrain trains to operate on 32 miles of Union Pacific line between San Jose and Gilroy, Calif.
  • $20.2 million to Metra in Chicago and $18.9 million to the Illinois Department of Transportation for PTC installations along Metra's Milwaukee West and Milwaukee North lines, and Amtrak routes from St. Louis that operate over the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis.
For a complete list of grant recipients, amounts, and projects, go to www.federalregister.gov.

NEWSWIRETrains News Wire

  • Previous Day
  • November 13, 2017
  • Next Day
Leave a Comment
Want to leave a comment?
Only registered members of TrainsMag.com are allowed to leave comments. Registration is FREE and only takes a couple minutes.

Login or Register now.
Please keep your feedback on-topic and respectful. Trains staffers reserve the right to edit or delete any comments.
0 COMMENTS
Snow Season

Snow Season

Railroaders and rail fans brave the elements.
Subscriber only content
Subscriber-Only Content
Subscribe Up To 54% off the newsstand price!
Subscribe To Trains Mag Today
+