FRA offering additional PTC grant funding

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WASHINGTON – The Federal Railroad Administration announced today that it is offering more than $46 million in grants for positive train control projects.

The Notice of Funding Opportunity represents the balance of the $250 million PTC Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Program that remained after selections were announced in August.  [See “FRA announces $203.7 million in PTC grants,” Trains News Wire, Aug. 27, 2018.]

At least $46.3 million in grant funding is available to fund PTC projects.

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,” FRA Administrator Ronald L. Batory said in a press release. “By reissuing these funds, FRA is showing our continued commitment to work with railroads and suppliers in fully implementing PTC.”

Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Oct. 12, 2018. More information is available in the Federal Register.

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