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Competitive Discretionary Grant Programs

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Capital Assistance to States – Intercity Passenger Rail Service Program (FY 2008)

The Capital Assistance to States – Intercity Passenger Rail Service Grant Program provided $30 million for the cost of capital investments and limited planning activities necessary to support improved intercity passenger rail services.

Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement of National Efficiencies (FASTLANE) Grant Program (FY 2016 and FY 2017)

This DOT-wide program provided $800 million in FY 2016, and DOT solicited applications for up to $850 million in FY 2017 for infrastructure projects that address critical freight issues facing our nation’s highways and bridges. 

High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program (HSIPR) (FY 2008 - 2010)

This program provided $10.1 billion for long-term high- and higher-speed passenger transport needs in key corridors throughout the country.

Magnetic Levitation Projects Grant Program (FY 2015)

This program provided $27.8 million for preconstruction planning activities and capital costs of viable, existing magnetic levitation projects. 

Positive Train Control (PTC) Grant Program (FY 2017)

FRA and the Federal Transit Administration solicited applications for $199 million in FY 2017 for the installation of PTC systems to accelerate implementation, increase interoperability, and improve reliability and safety through the prevention of train collisions and derailments.

Rail Line Relocation & Improvement Capital Grant Program (RLR) (FY 2008 - 2011)

This program provided $90.1 million from FY 2008 through FY 2011 for local rail line relocation and improvement projects that mitigate the adverse effects of rail traffic on safety, motor vehicle traffic flow, community quality of life, or economic development.

Railroad Rehabilitation & Repair (Disaster Assistance) (FY 2008)

This program provided $20 million for necessary expenses to repair and rehabilitate Class II and Class III railroad infrastructure damaged by hurricanes, floods, and other natural disasters in presidentially declared major disaster areas.

Railroad Safety Grants for the Safe Transportation of Energy Products by Rail Grant Program (FY 2015)

This program provided $10 million for public and private railroad grade crossing and track enhancement projects that improve safety on rail routes that transport flammable energy products.

Railroad Safety Infrastructure Improvement Grant Program (FY 2016)

This program provided $25 million for projects that make safety improvements to railroad infrastructure to increase safety at railroad crossings, train stations, rail yards, overpasses, and tracks across the country. 

Railroad Safety Technology Grants for PTC Program (FY 2010, FY 2014, and FY 2016)

This program provided $50 million FY 2010, $11 million in FY 2014, and $25 million in  FY 2016 for projects that implement a PTC system or will otherwise benefit overall PTC system implementation on freight, intercity passenger, and commuter railroads.

Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant Program (FY 2009 - 2016)

This DOT-wide program provided $5.1 billion from 2009-16 for critical road, rail, transit, and port projects across the nation.

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