49 U.S. Code § 20167 - Railroad safety infrastructure improvement grants
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(a) Grant Program.— The Secretary of Transportation shall establish a grant program for safety improvements to railroad infrastructure, including the acquisition, improvement, or rehabilitation of intermodal or rail equipment or facilities, including track, bridges, tunnels, yards, buildings, passenger stations, facilities, and maintenance and repair shops.
(b) Eligibility.— Grants shall be made under this section to eligible passenger and freight railroad carriers, and State and local governments for projects described in subsection (a). Grants shall also be made available to assist a State or political subdivision thereof in establishing a quiet zone pursuant to part 222 of title 49, Code of Federal Regulations.
(c) Considerations.— In awarding grants, the Secretary shall consider, at a minimum—
(5) whether the railroad carrier has submitted a railroad safety risk reduction program, as required by section 20156.
(d) Matching Requirements.— Federal funds for any eligible project under this section shall not exceed 50 percent of the total cost of such project.