High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIPR) - August 2009
(HSIPR) - August 2009 Applications
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) received over $55 billion worth of grant requests from 37 states and the District of Columbia for $8 billion in available American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) high-speed and intercity passenger rail funding.
On Jan. 28, 2010, the FRA awarded $11 million to Texas, which had applied for a total of $1.8 billion.
$3.8 million in HSIPR ARRA funds will be used for BNSF Fort Worth Sub Crossing Signal Improvements. The project will adjust signal timing over 63 miles and reduce travel time on the Texas portion of the Heartland Flyer by over 15 minutes by increasing travel speeds from 49 mph to 79 mph.
$7.2 million from the FY09 appropriations will be used for the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) Double Track Project in Valley View. The project will improve commuter rail service between Fort Worth and Dallas. Amtrak's Texas Eagle on-time performance is also expected to improve once it is moved to the TRE from the Union Pacific corridor, freeing up critical time at the Tower 55 intersection in Fort Worth.
TxDOT Rail Applications
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