FY18 Positive Train Control (PTC) Systems Grants under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Program

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Funding Opportunity ID:308933
Opportunity Number:FR-CRS-18-006
Opportunity Title:FY18 Positive Train Control (PTC) Systems Grants under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Program
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity:Transportation
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):20.325
Eligible Applicants:State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:Class II railroad or Class III railroad, Amtrak or another Rail Carrier that provides Intercity Rail Passenger Transportation, University transportation center engaged in rail-related research, non-profit labor organization representing a class or craft of employees of Rail Carriers or Rail Carrier contractors, Transportation Research Board together with any entity with which it contracts in the development of rail-related research, and any rail carrier or rail equipment manufacturer in partnership with a state, group pf states, interstate compact, public agency or publicly chartered authority established by one or more States, or a political subdivision of a State.
Agency Code:DOT-FRA
Agency Name:Department of Transportation
DOT/Federal Railroad Administration
Posted Date:Sep 12, 2018
Close Date:Oct 12, 2018 No Explanation
Last Updated Date:Sep 12, 2018
Award Ceiling:$46,301,702
Award Floor:$0
Estimated Total Program Funding:$46,301,702
Expected Number of Awards:8
Description:As a remaining portion of the set-aside in the CRISI Program, $46,301,702 is available to assist in funding PTC systems technology for intercity passenger rail transportation, freight rail transportation, and/or commuter rail passenger transportation. Eligible projects include: back office systems; wayside, communications and onboard hardware equipment; software; equipment installation; spectrum; any component, testing and training for the implementation of PTC systems; and interoperability.
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