Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $200 Million Available to Transit Agencies to Replace Aging Railcars and Improve Reliability and Safety
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced it will provide approximately $197 million this year to replace aging railcars improving reliability, safety, and accessibility on the nation’s rail transit systems. Older railcars used in subway, light rail, commuter rail, and other systems contribute to service delays and increased costs. Many of them are not accessible to people with disabilities, and many also lack newer features, such as digital signage and audio tools, that improve the riding experience.
Transit agencies and state agencies can apply through the Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Rail Vehicle Replacement Program. The President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law invests $1.5 billion in new funding through 2026 for FTA’s Rail Vehicle Replacement Program. Last May, FTA allocated approximately $703.1 million to six projects through the program.