Archive -- Rail Passengers Webinar Series: Understanding the FRA's Expanded Grant Application Process
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 26, 2022 3:00 PM
Join Rail Passengers on Wednesday, January 26th, as we talk with the Federal Railroad Administration's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Implementation Manager Ryan Arbuckle & Grants and Program Management Division Chief Matthew Lorah, to understand the process through which rail corridors will receive funding following the passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill.
The Invest in Infrastructure and Jobs Act will provide $66 billion in guaranteed funding for rail over five years, with $42 billion of that flowing through the FRA in the form of competitive grants. Whether you’re a local official or a passenger-advocate, it’s important to understand the mechanics of who is eligible to apply for these funds, what that application process looks like, and the criteria the FRA will use to evaluate project submissions.
What kind of train service is built will depend on the quality—and variety—of the project applications that are submitted to the FRA. Join us to understand how to be a more effective champion for the projects that will serve passengers in your community.
The Zoom link will be sent to you the day before the event.
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Registration will close Monday, January 24th at Midnight eastern. Space, as always, is limited to 475 participants, so reserve your spot now.
Plan on attending? Submit your questions! Send in your region specific questions to Madison Butler at [email protected] with the subject line "FRA Grant Question" to be answered during the event. Questions will be due by Friday, January 21st.
"When [NARP] comes to Washington, you help embolden us in our efforts to continue the progress for passenger rail. And not just on the Northeast Corridor. All over America! High-speed rail, passenger rail is coming to America, thanks to a lot of your efforts! We’re partners in this. ... You are the ones that are going to make this happen. Do not be dissuaded by the naysayers. There are thousands of people all over America who are for passenger rail and you represent the best of what America is about!"
Secretary Ray LaHood, U.S. Department of Transportation
2012 NARP Spring Council Meeting