Transportation Department Invests in Northeast Rail Corridor

More than $16 billion going into updating infrastructure, including bridges and tunnels.

The Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has allocated over $16 billion for 25 passenger rail projects along the Northeast Corridor, a rail line connecting Boston and Washington, D.C. The line is one of the world’s busiest passenger rail corridors, serving hundreds of thousands of daily riders, and supports billions in economic activity.

This investment, under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, is projected to create over 100,000 jobs and modernize outdated infrastructure. The funding will replace or upgrade 12 major bridges and tunnels that are over a century old to reduce travel times, increase speeds, and an overall enhanced experience for riders.

“The President’s investments in rail are the boldest ever, and they’re going to bring immediate benefits to communities and the economy while laying the foundation for generations of growth,” said FRA Administrator Amit Bose.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said, “These investments will make our busiest passenger railroad safer, faster, and more reliable, which means fewer delays and shorter commutes for the 800,000 passengers who rely on the Northeast Corridor every day.” 

The funding includes rebuilding or rehabilitation of tunnels and bridges, funds for the Hudson Tunnel and Penn Station, and will result in increased speeds and reduced travel times.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For FRA Administrator Bose as he oversees funding to the railway projects in the Northeast Corridor.
  • For Secretary Buttigieg to be prudent as he heads the Transportation Department.
  • For the safety of the train passengers and workers who daily utilize the aging railroad infrastructure.

Sources: The Hill, Department of Transportation


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