The money would be used for 14 projects to modernise infrastructure, improve stations and expand Amtrak’s service on the corridor.

“In order for Amtrak to continue advancing a new era of passenger rail, we must make generational investments that require federal funding,” said Amtrak CEO Stephen Gardner. “Securing these grants would help reaffirm our commitment to improving and replacing critical railroad infrastructure, ensuring better service for years to come.”

The requested funding would provide the resources necessary to begin construction on several major projects. Amtrak and its partners have been working to advance the projects through the design and engineering phases to prepare for the start of construction.

The projects include:

  • B&P Tunnel replacement (Frederick Douglass Tunnel) project;
  • East River Tunnel rehabilitation;
  • Susquehanna River Rail Bridge project;
  • Connecticut River Bridge replacement;
  • Springfield Line: Connecticut River Bridge replacement;
  • Bush River Bridge replacement;
  • Gunpowder River Bridge replacement;
  • Pelham Bay Bridge replacement;
  • Infrastructure renewal and speed improvement (Washington, DC to New Jersey);
  • New Haven to Providence capacity planning study;
  • Baltimore Penn Station: master plan.
  • Multiple phase II Gateway Program projects: New York Penn Station expansion, Sawtooth Bridges replacement, Highline Renewal and state of good repair – Dock Bridge.