FTA Announces More Than $700 Million in Grants to Replace Aging Passenger Railcars in Six Transit Systems

Published on: May 6, 2023


Today, FTA announced the selection of six projects in six states to replace aging passenger railcars. These selections represent first-time funding from the new Rail Vehicle Replacement Program, which was created to improve safety, service, and customer experience on subways, commuter rail, and light rail systems. The grants largely invest in medium-sized transit agencies that often lack the resources needed to make long-overdue improvements.

Older railcars contribute to service delays and increased costs. They may also lack accessibility features – such as direct access into the railcar – for people with disabilities or anyone pushing a stroller. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will invest a total of $1.5 billion in new funding through 2026 for railcars under this program.

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Rail Vehicle Replacement Project Selections
Rail Vehicle Replacement Program
FY22 and FY23 NOFO for Rail Vehicle Replacement Program
Implementation Guidance

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