Press Release-U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) announced a total of $6,521,957 in federal funding to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
This funding comes from the State of Good Repair Grants Program, which provides capital assistance for maintenance, replacement, and rehabilitation projects of high-intensity guideway systems, which includes rail systems and bus rapid transit.
This funding will go toward the Kalamazoo-Dearborn Track and Signal Infrastructure Reliability Improvement projects, which will increase safety, reliability, reduce passenger train delays, and contribute to enabling 110-mph service between the two cities.
“I am very pleased to see this funding come to MDOT. said Rep. Lawrence. “Maintaining our nation’s rail infrastructure is vital to the health of our economy and will increase reliability for freight operators and incentivize commuters to choose Amtrak.
As a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, I am grateful that infrastructure projects within the state of Michigan are being prioritized and receiving the aid needed to further operations.
-The Federal Railroad Administration is providing $6,521,957 to the Michigan Department of Transportation;
-This funding comes from the State of Good Repair Grants Program;
-These grants will upgrade signal and track infrastructure on the Kalamazoo-Dearborn Corridor; and
-The project will improve the corridor’s safety, reliability, reduce passenger train delays, and contribute to enabling 110-mph service in the corridor.
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