November 08, 2023

Amtrak Awarded Federal Funds for 12 Projects of National Significance Totaling Nearly $10B Across America’s Busiest Rail Corridor

Combined with partner-led projects also funded today, this work will modernize the Northeast Corridor, improving reliability and service quality

Amtrak has been awarded nearly $10 billion in Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) funding from the Biden-Harris Administration to modernize critical infrastructure, improve stations and support future ridership growth on the Northeast Corridor (NEC). This historic funding comes at a critical time as NEC ridership continues to rise, consistently exceeding pre-pandemic levels since early summer as Amtrak delivers a new era of passenger rail.

12 Major NEC Amtrak Projects

“These grants will help advance Amtrak’s plans to modernize the Northeast Corridor and unlock major bottlenecks on the busiest passenger rail corridor in America,” said Amtrak CEO Stephen Gardner. “I want to thank President Biden, USDOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg and FRA Administrator Amit Bose for their continued support as Amtrak and our partners rebuild this critical infrastructure asset.”

The grants will support 12 Amtrak-led projects through the FRA’s Federal-State Partnership for Intercity Passenger Rail Program (Fed-State NEC):

  • Frederick Douglass Tunnel Program (up to $4.7B)
  • Susquehanna River Rail Bridge Project (up to $2.08B)
  • East River Tunnel Rehabilitation Project (up to $1.26B)
  • Connecticut River Bridge Replacement Project (up to $826.64M)
  • Dock Bridge Rehabilitation Project (up to $300.18M)
  • Sawtooth Bridges Replacement Project (up to $133.32M)
  • Baltimore Penn Station Redevelopment (up to $108.32M)
  • Pelham Bay Bridge Replacement Project (up to $58.27M)
  • Gunpowder River Bridge Replacement Program (up to $30M)
  • NEC South End Infrastructure Renewal and Speed Improvement Planning Study (up to $21.6M)
  • Bush River Bridge Replacement Program (up to $18.8M)
  • New Haven to Providence Capacity Planning Study (up to $4M)

Another 13 NEC projects led by Amtrak’s partners also received funding, including:

  • Hudson Tunnel Project – Gateway Development Commission (up to $3.79B)
  • Penn Station Access – MTA (up to $1.64B)
  • Walk Bridge Replacement Project – CTDOT (up to $465M)
  • Devon Bridge Replacement Project – CTDOT (up to $245.92M)
  • Delco Lead – NJ TRANSIT (up to $180.9M)
  • New Haven Line Power Improvement Program – CTDOT (up to $122.8M)
  • Devon Bridge Interim Repairs – CTDOT (up to $119.32M)
  • Hartford Line Rail Program Double Track (Phase 3B) Project – CTDOT (up to $104.86M)
  • New Haven Line Track Improvement and Mobility Enhancement Part 1 and 3 – CTDOT (up to $71.64M)
  • Newark Penn Station Vertical Circulation Improvements – NJ TRANSIT (up to $59.2M)
  • Reconstruction of Cornwells Heights Station – SEPTA (up to $30.5M)
  • Saugatuck River Bridge Replacement – CTDOT (up to $23.2M)
  • New Haven Line Network Infrastructure Upgrade Project – CTDOT (up to $15.4M)

Copyright 2023 Amtrak Media. All rights reserved. From

To view all articles, check out the Internet Travel Monitor Archive