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Notice Of Grant Award

Title: FY 18 Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Grant Program
DOT Agency Disbursing Funds: Federal Railroad Administration
Project Name/Number: Restoring Intercity Passenger Rail Service Along America’s Gulf Coast
Award Recipient Southern Rail Commission
City/Country/State , LA
Place of Performance New Orleans, LA to Mobile, AL
State Congressional District 1, 2, 6
Entitle Amount $ 0.00
Discretionary Amount $ 32,995,516.00
CARES Amount $ 0.00
Total Grant Amount $ 32,995,516.00
DOT Regional Office/Telephone Number George Riccardo, 202-493-0668

Restoring Intercity Passenger Rail Service Along America’s Gulf Coast. Quote from Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao for possible use in your media outreach: “These investments in intercity passenger and freight rail will benefit surrounding communities, make grade crossings safer and improve service reliability,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

Combines 20 Gulf Coast projects in three states, assisting efforts to establish twice daily intercity passenger rail service from New Orleans to Mobile, Alabama, adding a Mobile station and improving grade crossings. Funds preliminary engineering and federal environmental reviews needed to upgrade track to connect Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Office of Governmental Affairs (202)366-4573.