September 25, 2023

Ranking Member Larsen Applauds Investments in Rail Safety, Efficiency, and Reliability, Funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

WASHINGTON, DCToday, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) applauded the announcement of this year’s Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) grant awards, providing more than $1.4 billion for 70 rail projects across 35 states. This funding can be used to improve railroad safety, efficiency, and reliability, mitigate rail congestion, enhance multi-modal transportation, and improve intercity rail transportation corridors.

“Today’s FRA funding to improve rail safety for people and families and strengthen our supply chains will make the U.S. more competitive,” Ranking Member Larsen said. “In my home state, Washington Department of Transportation and Tacoma Rail each received funding to develop and upgrade the state’s railway systems. Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, communities across the country have the resources they need to create safer, cleaner, greener, and more accessible rail systems.”

A complete list of CRISI grant recipients can be found here.