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Monday, October 22, 2012

DelDOT Unveils $53-Million Third Track Project

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
FHWA 11,183,990
FTA 13,309,477
Amtrak 5,000,000



Anonymous said...

53 million.. how... bridges? Something smells here. And I'm a rail advocate...

Anonymous said...

Cardin must go... please...

Anonymous said...

Note to potential Contractors, the bid winner has already been decided, nothing to see here. In MD, diversity, connected, and minority only apply. Again stated, no need to bid this project, done.

Anonymous said...

They won't be building new bridges because a railroad bridge will hold pedestrian loads without a problem. It must be a long length of track they are burying and grading. I don't know why else it would cost this much. My only gripe is why upstate? Sussex County has barely any trails. New Castle has nice parks and lots of nice trails.