FRA Rail Program Delivery Webinar Series
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Section 106 Program Comment to Exempt Consideration of Effects to Rail Properties Within Rail Rights-of-Way Webinar
Thursday, December 6 at 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM Eastern
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On August 17, 2018, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation approved the final Program Comment to Exempt Consideration of Effects to Rail Properties within Rail Rights-of-Way. The Program Comment was a requirement of Section 11504 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, and it provides federal agencies, including FRA, a way to improve the timeliness and effectiveness of rail project reviews under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. The Program Comment establishes two methods to achieve this: an activities-based approach and a property-based approach. This webinar will focus on the activities-based approach which exempts from Section 106 review a variety of maintenance, repair, and upgrades to rail infrastructure that are necessary to ensure the safe and efficient operation of freight, intercity passenger, commuter rail, and rail transit operations.
How to Apply for Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair Program Grants Webinar
Wednesday, December 12 at 1:00 PM Eastern and Tuesday, January 8 at 1:00 PM Eastern
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The Federal-State Partnership Program is authorized by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act and this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) makes available funding from the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, and Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018. During the webinar, FRA will provide information about the new grant opportunity and how to apply for grant funding. For additional information about this grant opportunity, please see FRA’s Competitive Discretionary Grant Programs website at https://www.fra.dot.gov/grants.