DOT READY TO GET MOVING ON $1.9-BILLION CORRIDOR UPGRADING

The Northeast Corridor traverses 8 states having 20% of the U.S. population at densities of 1000 people per square mile. Under the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976, $1.75 billion of federal funding is to produce 2-2/3 hour schedules between Washington and New York and 3-2/3 hour schedules between New York and Boston by 1981. Additional funding with matching state input will rebuild passenger stations. Studies have shown the rail improvement program the most economical and environmentally acceptable solution to easing increasing congestion of the highway and air modes in the Corridor. The $1.9 billion will include $244 million for track improvements, $326 million for realignments, $345 million for bridges, $35 million for tunnels, $245 million for electrification, $170 million for signaling/communications, $120 million for shops, $315 million for stations and $100 million for fencing.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Authors:
    • Sawyer, K T
  • Publication Date: 1976-10-11

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  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 3 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141691
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1976 12:00AM