Federal Railroad Administration Grant Awards: Station Area Planning

On Dec. 19, 2016, the SRC announced the allocations for more than $2 million in funding through the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to 11 communities in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, that are planning for restored and improved passenger rail service.

A total of 11 grants will be awarded to the following communities for station-area planning and construction projects that will ensure safe access and better connectivity to and from the station, improved convenience for riders, updated facilities, and leveraged economic opportunity that comes with station redevelopment: 

Alabama

City of Anniston
Reconstruct parking area and extend platform
$139,500

City of Birmingham
Enhancements and construction of new multi-modal station
$150,000

City of Mobile
Passenger rail station plan development, including a master plan and architectural design
$125,000

City of Tuscaloosa
New passenger rail station construction
$314,457

AL total: $728,957

Louisiana

Baton Rouge Station Planning
Detailed station area conceptual plan
$250,000

City of Gonzales
Detailed site design for new rail station
$50,000

St. John Parish
Detailed planning and design for new rail station
$75,000

LA total: $375,000

 

 

Mississippi

City of Bay St. Louis
Canopy improvements, trackside improvements, and ADA compliant access
$55,000

City of Biloxi
Passenger rail platform and pedestrian access connecting to transit station nearby
$252,000

City of Gulfport
Construction of a new platform canopy with lighting, ADA improvements, sidewalk improvements and landscaping
$190,000

City of Pascagoula
Improvements to restore the historic train station
$659,543

MS total: $1,156,543