Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announces $320.6 million for rail safety, infrastructure

By Kristin Kasper September 23, 2020

WASHINGTON (Gray DC) - Wednesday, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced $320 million to upgrade 50 rail projects across the country. She says the funding will come from grants under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program. The projects selected include a variety of railroad investments that she says will improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of freight and passenger services. “Infrastructure is the backbone of our nation’s economy. It’s key to remaining competitive,” said Chao. “This wave of infrastructure investments will support 50 rail projects in 29 states and it’s going to spur economic growth across the country and in local communities, as well.”

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