Amtrak Triples Infrastructure Investment with the Goal of Doubling Ridership by 2040-SmartCitiesDive
By Dan Zukowski
The bipartisan infrastructure law gave Amtrak the largest investment in its history: $66 billion over five years for new tunnel and bridge projects, repairs and maintenance, along with new intercity passenger rail routes and more service along existing lines.
Earlier this year, Amtrak began work on a new $4.5 billion tunnel to replace the Civil War-era Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel, and the Federal Railroad Administration committed nearly $7 billion to the long-delayed Hudson River Tunnel project — both key projects along the Northeast Corridor. Other major projects serving that Boston-Washington, D.C. corridor include bridges in New Jersey and Connecticut, and the East River Tunnel and Sunnyside Yard facility in New York City, according to ENR. Three additional maintenance facilities, in Boston, Seattle and Washington, D.C., are also set to get major upgrades.