Third Track To Improve Service In Northeast Corridor
Wilmington -- Launch of the Delaware
Third Track Construction Project
Wilmington At a ceremony today, Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) Secretary Shailen Bhatt announced the launch of the Delaware Third Track Construction Project. The project involves the addition of a third track along a 1.5-mile segment between Ragan and Brandy Interlockings on the Northeast Corridor, south of Wilmington near Banning Park. This will allow for more efficient movement and increased performance along the Corridor by commuter and intercity passenger trains. Joining Secretary Bhatt as speakers were U.S. Senators Thomas R. Carper and Chris Coons, U.S. Congressman John Carney, and Amtrak's Stephen Gardner, Vice President of NEC Infrastructure & Investment Development.
Sec. Bhatt said, "This nearly $53 million project represents funding from the Federal Railroad Administration, Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, Amtrak, and the State of Delaware. It's a project that epitomizes how far we can go and how much we can accomplish when we have the public and private sector working together, and will provide a more efficient movement and better service along the Northeast Corridor by both commuter and intercity passenger trains."
Project funding specifics:
Local Match (DelDOT) $10,180,619
FRA HSIPR Grant 13,300,000