In late May, Alameda CTC was awarded a $25 million Federal Railroad Administration grant for its Rail Safety Enhancement Program to enhance safety, efficiency, and reliability of intercity passenger and freight rail. This grant from the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Program (CRISI) is the largest CRISI grant awarded in the state, and will help fund construction of the first phase of improvements countywide. Alameda CTC thanks our federal partners, including Senator Feinstein and Senator Padilla for their support!
This infusion of funding will allow Alameda CTC’s Rail Safety Enhancement Program to:
- Improve pedestrian, bicyclist, rail and roadway safety
- Promote equity—these rail lines are often in low income and historically underserved communities, and many are near community facilities, such as schools
- Reduce emissions to support state and regional air quality goals
- Improve reliability of passenger rail service and roadway networks
- Support economic vitality by supporting rail connectivity to the Port of Oakland