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Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement (PRIIA) Projects for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)

Program Title:Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement (PRIIA) Projects for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)
Program Number:20.524
Department:Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Department of Transportation
Objectives:To assist in financing part of the capital and preventive maintenance projects included in the Capital Improvement Program approved by the Board of Directors of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. The grants are used to address needed safety improvements including track repairs, track control systems, new rail cars, and escalator repairs.
Assistance Type:Project Grants
Use:Funding provides for projects of the highest priority, that will improve the safety of the system, including but not limited to fixing the track signal system, replacing 1000 series cars, installing guarded turnouts, buying equipment for wayside worker protection, and installing rollback protection on cars that are not equipped with the safety feature. Grants shall not be used to increase the mileage of the rail system. The provisions of the federal grants are subject to the provisions of the equal annual contributions of capital funds from the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Maryland. Furthermore, the Federal grant shall be for 50 percent of the net project cost of the project involved, and the matching fund shall be provided in cash from sources other than Federal funds or operating revenues. The use of the funds shall be subject to the requirements applicable to capital projects for which funds are provided under Chapter 53 of title 49, United States Code, except to the extent that the Secretary of Transportation determines that the requirements are inconsistent with the purpose of the grants.
Applicant:This program is only for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Public Law 110-432, Section 601 of the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008) for construction, renewal, and rehabilitation.
Local Office:See Regional Agency Offices. FTA Washington, DC Metropolitan Office 1990 K Street NW, Suite 510 Washington, DC 20006-1178 FTA Region 3 Office 1760 Market Street, Suite 500 Philadelphia, PA 19103-4124.
Headquarters:Eric Hu 1200 New Jersey Ave. S.E., Washington, District of Columbia 20590 Phone: (202) 366-0870
Website:No Data Available
Examples:Fiscal Year 2016: In FY 2016, FTA obligated $148.5 million to fund capital projects included in WMATA's FY17 Capital Improvement Program. These funds were directed to the following projects: railcar replacement, track rehabilitation, rehabilitation of rail yards, replacement of radio and cellular infrastructure, elevator and escalator replacements, and projects that address required safety actions from FTA and recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board. . The funded capital projects include: rail car replacement; track rehabilitation; station and tunnel leak mitigation, escalator and elevator rehabilitation and projects that address FTA and NTSB safety recommendations. Fiscal Year 2017: The same types of projects funded in prior years are expected in FY 2017. Fiscal Year 2018: The same types of projects funded in prior years are expected in FY2018.