Rail Industry Approves of the New Infrastructure Law

President Biden’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) is providing $1.2 trillion in funding for all infrastructure related projects.

According to Progressive Railroading, American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) President Chuck Baker, has spoken about how pleased and excited the association is for the new opportunities the act will bring.

ASLRRA members are particularly enthusiastic about what the bill does for CRISI, the only federal rail-specific grant program that short lines can apply to directly. Under other infrastructure grant programs that help fund short-line rail projects, the applicants are typically state departments of transportation, municipal planning organizations (MPOs) or local government entities.

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