Through the Federal-State Partnership for Inter-city Passenger Rail Grant Program, the Department of Transportation announced a $2.3 billion funding commitment to enhance and modernize intercity rail passenger transportation across the country.

Beginning on March 7, 2023, eligible entities can submit their applications for the funding.

Railway-News further reported:

Amit Bose, FRA Administrator, said:

“This Partnership Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) offers exciting opportunities to expand federal support for intercity passenger and high-speed rail services to all parts of our nation.

“FRA will work closely with states and stakeholders to provide sustained and dedicated investments in this vital mode of transportation, and together, we will reshape America’s passenger rail network for generations to come.”

This notice closely follows September’s funding announcement of 1.4 billion USD (1.32bn EUR) in Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvement (CRISI) funds for projects that improve freight and passenger rail networks and strengthen supply chains.