Fiscal Year 2012: Funded projects are intended to: 1.
Build new high-speed rail corridors that xpand and fundamentally improve passenger transportation in the geographic regions they serve; 2.
Upgrade existing intercity passenger rail corridors to improve reliability, speed, and frequency of existing services; and 3.
Lay the groundwork for future high-speed rail services through corridor and state planning efforts.
Examples of currently funded projects include: Illinois: nearly 1,000 people are at work improving the Chicago-St.
Louis corridor, which initiated 110 mile-per-hour service in November 2012; North Carolina: Upgrades to Cary Depot Station, High Point Station, Burlington Station, Raleigh Capital Yard, and station security are complete on the Charlotte-Raleigh corridor, and construction is ongoing on grade separation, passing siding, and canopy work.
California: Work is ongoing at Transbay Transit Center to build the platforms, concourse, and tracks for the intercity rail portion of this modern multimodal transit hub in downtown San Francisco.
Oregon and Washington: Construction is complete in Tacoma and at Portland s Union Station, and construction is ongoing along the Pacific Northwest Corridor to add daily round trips, reduce travel time, and improve on-time performance between Seattle and Portland.
Connecticut: Initial construction work, including signal and fiber optic cable installation, is underway on the New Haven-Springfield Corridor, which will see round-trips triple upon project completion.
Michigan: Construction of a new station and platform in Dearborn is underway, and the purchase and ownership transfer of 135 miles of rail line between Kalamazoo and Dearborn has been completed, clearing the way for the rehabilitation of track and signal systems to begin.
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available
The Department of Transportation's mission is to ensure fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation that meets vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.