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FRA Awards Delaware $450,000 To Study New Rail Service. 

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) $450,000 to conduct studies for potential rail service between the Northeast Corridor and Maryland’s Delmarva Peninsula.  Funding for the studies comes from FRA’s High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program (HSIPR), and requires a $450,000 match by DelDOT.  The initial study will be on the feasibility of a new passenger rail line.  Based on the results of this study, environmental analysis, a Service Development Plan and preliminary design may follow. To date, FRA has obligated over $1.6 billion in its HSIPR program.

Friday, December 3, 2010