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WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Today, the Biden-Harris Administration announced over $368 million in grants to improve and expand rail infrastructure across the country – including freight, passenger, and high-speed rail – through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. These investments will tackle supply chain bottlenecks by moving people and goods faster and cheaper, bringing down costs for businesses, and lowering prices for American families. Projects funded by these grants will fuel economic growth, create good-paying union jobs, and expand transportation options for travelers and commuters while reducing traffic and pollution on our roads.

Through these grants and other historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law investments, President Biden and Vice President Harris are rebuilding and modernizing America, improving roads and bridges, replacing lead pipes, creating millions of good-paying jobs that don’t require a college degree, and making America more competitive in the 21st century.

Read more about the essential rail investments the Biden-Harris Administration is delivering to communities across the country:

In Florida:

Tampa Bay Times: US awards $15.9 million for Brightline’s Tampa to Orlando rail plan

The federal grant, announced Thursday, will pay for half the preliminary engineering costs for the planned 67-mile, Tampa-to-Orlando train route along the Interstate 4 corridor. Brightline, a privately owned passenger service provider, will match the grant award.

Orlando Sentinel: SunRail, Brightline, Central Florida get key federal rail grant

Receiving bipartisan congressional support, the grant of up to $15,875,000 will be matched with an equal amount by Brightline to evolve a concrete plan for Orlando-to-Tampa rail. That plan will be the basis for seeking grants for hundreds of millions of dollars in additional federal money.

WTSP: ​​Brightline receives $15.8M federal grant for Tampa-Orlando rail project

A high-speed travel option between Tampa and Orlando could soon be coming thanks to a more than $15.8 million federal grant, passenger rail company Brightline said.

RT&S: Brightline’s Tampa rail line receives a burst of funding

The funding will go toward central Florida’s Sunshine Corridor and Brightline’s proposed Tampa-to-Orlando intercity passenger rail project. The grant award, combined with up to $15,875,000 in contributing funds from Brightline, will result in almost a $32 million total investment. The grant application received substantial community and bipartisan support.

In Georgia:

FOX 31: Georgia awarded two federal railways grants

Today, June 2, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announced $370 million worth of Critical Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvement (CRISI) grants awarded across the country, including in the Peach State. Georgia will be receiving up to $9.2 million in CRISI grants for two separate projects: Along the Heart of Georgia line and Along the Georgia Southwestern Railroad.

In Pennsylvania:

ABC 27: Gettysburg & Northern Railroad Co. receives $1.8M infrastructure funding

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the project will rehabilitate approximately 24 miles of the Gettysburg & Northern Railway (GET) mainline in Adams and Cumberland Counties.

69 News: Sen. Casey announces grant funding for Berks County Rail Project

A media release says the money will be used to rehabilitate 8.6 miles of rail track and rehabilitate or replace 14 bridges between Boyertown and Pottstown. The federal funding comes from the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Grant Program, the release reports.

In Wisconsin:

Wisconsin Examiner: Passenger and freight rail projects in 32 states get millions from U.S. DOT

The federal railroad grant program, sometimes shortened to CRISI, will expand next year to provide $1 billion in grants under the bipartisan infrastructure law that Congress approved last year. “That’s going to allow us to fund even more projects like these, because I can tell you we saw more good applications in this round of the program than we were able to support,” Buttigieg said. “As we do that, we will be creating jobs, reducing delays and enhancing the movement of people and goods across the country.”

KFIZ: WI Receives $125,000 In Rail Infrastructure Funding

“This round of CRISI grants – one of the largest ever – is a major step forward for FRA and the Biden Administration’s efforts to revitalize and rebuild the country’s infrastructure,” said FRA Administrator Amit Bose. “These awards will allow FRA to support rail projects that have a direct impact on numerous communities nationwide while laying the groundwork for future growth.”