FRA Rail Development Program Update: Corey Hill and Scott

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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)
• 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
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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
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 extended revenue
service between Freeport and Brunswick,
Maine ($38 million ARRA project)
•
WA – Mt. Vernon Siding Extension ($3
million, FY 2009) obligated in November
Presentation Title:
Extended Downeaster
service
NNEPRA photo
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
MN: 1 project
MO: 2 projects
WI: 2 projects
Including completion of improvements to MI’s Battle
Creek Station and 110-mph service along portions of
the Chicago-St. Louis Corridor
Underway in the West:
Underway in the Northeast:
CA: 1 corridor, 9 projects
OR: 1 project
WA: 1 corridor, 2 projects
CT: 1 corridors, 1 project
MA: 1 corridor
ME: 1 corridor
NY: 2 projects
PA: 1 project
VT: 1 project
Including 2 projects that have
finished construction in CA
and rerouting to permit 79
mph top speeds in WA
Including completed work to extend
Downeaster service to Brunswick, ME
and 190 miles of improved track on
the Vermonter line
Legend
Individual project(s)
Corridor program(s)
Corridor program(s)
and individual
projects
Underway in the Heartland:
OK: 1 project
Underway in the Southeast:
Including ongoing work at Oklahoma City’s Santa
Fe Depot Station
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NC: 1 corridor
Including completed construction at Cary Depot Station, High Point
Station, Burlington Station, and Capital Yard in NC
Re-Aligned FRA Regional Teams
Central
1. Western – Wendy Messenger
2. Eastern – Wynne Davis
WA
MT
NORTHWEST
MN
ND
ID
ME
NH
VT
NY
OR
N
NORTHERN H
WI
MA
MI
SD
WY
CENTRAL - EASTERN
IA
IL
NE
CA
IN
CENTRAL - WESTERN
UT
CO
CENTRAL
OH
MD
DE
DC
MO
WV
KY
KS
SOUTHWEST
VA
East
1. Northern – Trevor Gibson
2. Central – Adam Denton
3. Southern – Randy Brown
SOUTHERN
NC
AZ
NM
OK
TN
AR
SC
TX
West
GA
MS
HEARTLAND
1. Northwest – Leo Wetula
2. Mountain – Leo Wetula
3. Southwest – Melissa DuMond
LA
AL
GULF
FL
South
1. Heartland – Catherine Dobbs (on leave; Randy Brown acting)
2. Gulf – Catherine Dobbs (on leave; Randy Brown acting)
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R
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NJ
PA
MOUNTAIN
NV
C
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Briefing Content
Presentation Title:
Preparing for the Future
Presentation Title:
Freight Policy Council
Presentation Title:
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.
Presentation Title:
The Importance of Planning
Presentation Title:
Top 10 Intermodal and Recent
Investments
Presentation Title:
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
Presentation Title:
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
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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