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2012 Discretionary Grant Programs

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Rail Highway Crossing Hazard Elimination In High Speed Rail Corridors


The HSR program is authorized by 23 U.S.C. § 104, and has been reauthorized and continued through March 31, 2012. The purpose of the program is to provide funding for safety improvements at both public and private highway-rail grade crossings along federally designated high-speed rail corridors. This program is jointly administered by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

Entities Eligible to Apply for Funding

States along the 11 federally designated high-speed rail corridors are eligible to apply for funding.

Estimated Amount Available for Grants* $7,100,000

* Note: Actual amount available for award subject to reduction pending final obligation limitation distribution and lop-off calculation.

How to Apply

Application Deadline January 6, 2012

FHWA Point of Contact

Guan Xu
Office of Safety Technologies

FRA Point of Contact

Randall Brown
Office of Railroad Policy and Development


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