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FRA Rail Development Program Update. Corey Hill Scott Greene. FRA Rail Development Program Update. General Updates FY 2013 obligation priorities: HSIPR, TIGER III, TIGER 2012 Rail Line Relocation (competitive) TIGER More than $328 million in TIGER funding administered by FRA (all years)

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Fra rail development program update

FRA Rail Development Program Update

Corey Hill

Scott Greene


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FRA Rail Development Program Update

  • General Updates

  • FY 2013 obligation priorities:

    • HSIPR, TIGER III, TIGER 2012

    • Rail Line Relocation (competitive)

  • TIGER

  • More than $328 million in TIGER funding administered by FRA (all years)

  • More than 60% of TIGER funds obligated, including 100% of TIGER I and II funds

  • $161.3 million for freight rail projects in 14 states

  • $166.9 million for passenger rail projects in five states

  • RRIF

  • 10 loan agreements for $980 million have been executed since FY 2009

  • Welcomed new staff this month to help with monitoring and oversight and the application review process

  • Rail Line Relocation

  • Over 50% of RLR funding has been obligated (approx. $46 million FY08-11)

  • Announced selections for FY11 funding March 2

  • 12 projects in 11 states selected to receive $17M

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FRA Rail Development Program Update

  • HSIPR

  • Michigan DOT closed sale of 135 miles of right-of-way on Dearborn-Kalamazoo corridor from Norfolk Southern ($150 million, FY 2010 project)

  • Notice to Proceed issued for $352 million contract to Sumitomo Corporation of America for 130 bi-level passenger railcars for use in California and the Midwest

  • Downeaster initiated extendedrevenueservice between Freeport and Brunswick, Maine ($38 million ARRA project)

  • WA – Mt. Vernon Siding Extension ($3 million, FY 2009) obligated in November

Extended Downeaster service

NNEPRA photo

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Hsipr construction underway

HSIPR Construction Underway

  • 37 HSIPR projects for approximately $1.7 billion are currently under construction or complete in 17 states.

Underway in the Midwest:

IA: 1 project

IL: 1 corridor, 2 projects

MI: 2 projects

Including completion of improvements to MI’s Battle Creek Station and 110-mph service along portions of the Chicago-St. Louis Corridor

MN: 1 project

MO: 2 projects

WI: 2 projects

Underway in the West:

CA: 1 corridor, 9 projects

OR: 1 project

WA: 1 corridor, 2 projects

Including 2 projects that have finished construction in CA and rerouting to permit 79 mph top speeds in WA

Underway in the Northeast:

CT: 1 corridors, 1 project

MA: 1 corridor

ME: 1 corridor

NY: 2 projects

PA: 1 project

VT: 1 project

Including completed work to extend Downeaster service to Brunswick, ME and 190 miles of improved track on the Vermonter line

Individual project(s)

Corridor program(s)

Underway in the Heartland:

OK: 1 project

Including ongoing work at Oklahoma City’s Santa Fe Depot Station

Corridor program(s) and individual projects

Underway in the Southeast:

NC: 1 corridor

Including completed construction at Cary Depot Station, High Point Station, Burlington Station, and Capital Yard in NC

Legend

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Re aligned fra regional teams

Re-Aligned FRA Regional Teams

ME

NH

WA

Central

1. Western – Wendy Messenger

2. Eastern – Wynne Davis

MT

MN

VT

ND

NY

ID

NH

NORTHWEST

NORTHERN

WI

MA

OR

MI

RI

SD

CT

WY

CENTRAL - EASTERN

NJ

PA

MOUNTAIN

IA

CENTRAL

OH

IL

NE

CA

IN

MD

CENTRAL - WESTERN

UT

DE

NV

East

1. Northern – Trevor Gibson

2. Central – Adam Denton

3. Southern – Randy Brown

CO

DC

MO

VA

WV

KY

KS

SOUTHERN

SOUTHWEST

NC

AZ

NM

TN

OK

AR

SC

TX

GA

AL

MS

West

1. Northwest – Leo Wetula

2. Mountain – Leo Wetula

3. Southwest – Melissa DuMond

HEARTLAND

GULF

LA

FL

South

1. Heartland – Catherine Dobbs (on leave; Randy Brown acting)

2. Gulf – Catherine Dobbs (on leave; Randy Brown acting)

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Briefing content

Briefing Content

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Preparing for the future

Preparing for the Future

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Freight policy council

Freight Policy Council

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Moving ahead for progress in the 21 st century map 21

Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21)

  • FPC Ensures Multimodal Approaches and Solutions to Meet Future Freight Growth

  • MAP-21 Freight Provisions Include But Not Limited To:

    • Develop National Freight Policy to improve conditions and performance of the Nation’s Freight Infrastructure;

    • National Freight Strategic Plan will identify bottlenecks and develop forecasts;

    • Identify National Freight Network;

    • States are to develop State Freight Advisory committees;

    • States will develop State Freight Plans.

  • Upcoming Outreach To Gain Information From Stakeholders About Implementing Provisions.

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The importance of planning

The Importance of Planning

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Top 10 intermodal and recent investments

Top 10 Intermodal and Recent Investments

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Comprehensive transportation planning

Comprehensive Transportation Planning

  • Without Question, Rail Will Need To Play a Significant Role In Meeting Tomorrow’s Transportation Challenges

  • Your Participation Is Crucial to Ensure Smart Transportation Planning and that Rail Is a Major Component

  • FRA Preliminary State Rail Plan Guidance States:

    “State rail plans are an important part of a comprehensive approach to identifying and fulfilling a State’s future transportation needs.

    “PRIIA requires States to coordinate State rail plan efforts with statewide transportation planning goals and programs and set policy for rail transportation’s role with the State’s transportation system.”

  • Planning will require cooperation and collaboration between all stakeholders

  • States must think beyond their borders

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Staying focused

Staying Focused

  • Department of Transportation’s goals

    • Safety

    • Economic competitiveness

    • State of good repair

    • Livable communities

    • Environmental sustainability

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Keys for future success

Keys for Future Success

  • Collaboration and cooperation between public and private sectors

  • Advance and articulate public benefits of rail investment in planning efforts.

  • Rail is well positioned to advance Public/Private Partnerships and leverage public dollars to maximize infrastructure investments

  • Maintain flexibility in programs to leverage public dollars for infrastructure projects

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