10 passenger rail projects nab $8.2B from bipartisan infrastructure law

Dive Brief:
Continuing the most significant federal investment in passenger rail since Amtrak was created 50 years ago, the White House has released $8.2 billion from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to fund 10 major passenger rail projects around the country.

The largest grants will go to Brightline West, the Raleigh to Richmond rail program and California High-Speed Rail, according to a Friday White House press release.

In addition to building two new high-speed corridors, the projects will repair and upgrade aging rail infrastructure to improve commutes, strengthen freight rail supply chains and slash greenhouse emissions from car travel.

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