US Department of Transportation
 Federal Railroad
 Administration




High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Workshop

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US Department of Transportation
 Federal Railroad
 Administration




High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail in America

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The President’s Vision for High-Speed and Intercity Rail




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President Obama’s Priorities/Goals for High-Speed and Intercity Rail

 • Ensuring safe and efficient transportation choice...
Keys to High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Success




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$ Billions




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Workshop Goals
Goals for Today

•Determine how best we create partnerships to make the President’s vision a reality

•Stre...
What is High Speed Rail?


Intercity passenger rail service that is
reasonably expected to reach speeds of
at least 110 MP...
Legislative Foundation




      Amtrak        Passenger Rail Investment & Improvement Act (PRIIA)         Appropriations
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Eligible Applicants




                               * Working in Cooperation with States




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Funding Approach




                            * Eligible for funding using annual appropriations




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Application Prerequisites

                     Plans                             Agreements
                     Project ...
Merit-Based Selection Criteria




          Achieve Public Benefits                      Manage and Mitigate Risks

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Implementation Timeline

 If you are not ready for Round 1, you may consider applying in subsequent rounds



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Next Steps




               Applications
               Applications                                Outreach
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Federal Railroad Administration

  1. 1. US Department of Transportation Federal Railroad Administration High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Workshop Federal Railroad Administration
  2. 2. US Department of Transportation Federal Railroad Administration High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail in America Karen Rae, Deputy Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration Paul Nissenbaum, Director of the Office of Passenger and Freight Programs Federal Railroad Administration
  3. 3. The President’s Vision for High-Speed and Intercity Rail -3-
  4. 4. President Obama’s Priorities/Goals for High-Speed and Intercity Rail • Ensuring safe and efficient transportation choices • Building a foundation for economic competitiveness • Promoting energy efficiency and environmental quality • Supporting interconnected, livable communities -4-
  5. 5. Keys to High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Success -5-
  6. 6. $ Billions - 10 20 30 40 50 60 1949 1952 1955 Air Setting Expectations 1958 Highway 1961 1964 1967 Intercity Passenger Rail 1970 1973 1976 1979 -6- Fiscal Year 1982 1985 1988 1991 1994 1997 2000 2003 2006
  7. 7. Workshop Goals Goals for Today •Determine how best we create partnerships to make the President’s vision a reality •Strengthen lines of communication between FRA, states, railroads and other stakeholders •Discuss key success factors •Listen to questions, concerns, and comments from regional rail stakeholders •Gather feedback for reference and consideration in grants Guidance Note: Your participation is CRITICAL to the success of this session, and the overall effort. This tour is the beginning of our outreach efforts and is targeted at individuals and groups most likely to be working closely with FRA in the near future -7-
  8. 8. What is High Speed Rail? Intercity passenger rail service that is reasonably expected to reach speeds of at least 110 MPH. - PRIIA § 26106 ) ds ee Sp op ) (T ds H ee MP Sp ) ds 0 op 15 (T ee 0- PH Sp 1 :1 0M op L NA 15 (T :> PH I O S EG ES M R 10 R XP -1 R E 90 HS R to HS p s :U ile SR M H 00 G IN -6 G R 0 10 E M e: E nc ta s Di -8-
  9. 9. Legislative Foundation Amtrak Passenger Rail Investment & Improvement Act (PRIIA) Appropriations Intercity Passenger High-Speed Rail Rail Corridor Congestion Grants Corridor Capital Assistance Capital Grants Capital (Section 302) Development to States (Section 301) (Section 501) $1.3 Billion $8 Billion $90 Million American Recovery & FY09 Reinvestment Act (ARRA) -9-
  10. 10. Eligible Applicants * Working in Cooperation with States - 10 -
  11. 11. Funding Approach * Eligible for funding using annual appropriations - 11 -
  12. 12. Application Prerequisites Plans Agreements Project Management Financial Other Stakeholders Service/Operations Operator (e.g., Amtrak) Capital Infrastructure Owner (Infrastructure/Fleet/Stations) (e.g., Freight Railroads) NEPA States (Along Corridor) Corridor Vision - 12 -
  13. 13. Merit-Based Selection Criteria Achieve Public Benefits Manage and Mitigate Risks • Benefits • Institutional capacity – Economic recovery/jobs • Project implementation approach – Strategic transportation goals • Operating financial commitments – User benefits • Stakeholder commitments • Cost effectiveness (e.g. states, railroads, operator) • Timeliness • Project identification and programming - 13 -
  14. 14. Implementation Timeline If you are not ready for Round 1, you may consider applying in subsequent rounds Strategic Application HSR PPP Draft National Future Policy Development: 2010/11 Budgets; Plan Guidance Proposals Rail Plan Surface Reauthorization; Final Natl Rail Plan Outreach/ Workshops 2009 2010 May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr Track 1 - Projects Track 2 - Corridor Programs Track 3 - Planning Applications Due (Round #) Selections Made * Schedules are preliminary; June Guidance will provide additional detail. - 14 -
  15. 15. Next Steps Applications Applications Outreach Outreach •• Guidance Guidance •• Docket Docket •• Round 1 Submissions Round 1 Submissions •• Post -- guidance questions Post guidance questions •• Round 1 Review and Selection Round 1 Review and Selection •• Technical Assistance Technical Assistance •• Ongoing Communication Ongoing Communication - 15 -

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