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Applications/Projects for HSIPR Funds
Request: Fiscal Year 2010 Federal HSIPR Program Funds ($2.4
On March 11, 2011, FRA issued a
Notice of Funding Availability to redistribute approximately $2.4
billion in funding. MDOT submitted 4 applications and was
included in one joint multi-state application with Illinois
(lead). Applications submitted on April 4, 2011 included:
Round 2 - Fiscal Year 2010
Federal HSIPR Program Funds ($2.5 billion)
In the spring of 2010, FRA
solicited applications and proposals for remaining FY 2009 Construction
funds, FY 2010 Planning funds, and Multi-State planning proposals. The
application period closed on May 19, 2010, for these
In the summer of 2010, FRA
solicited applications and proposals for FY 2010 Individual Projects
PE/NEPA and FD/Construction) and FY 2010 Service Development Programs.
The application period closed on August 6, 2010, for these
The results of
MDOT’s applications were as follows:
- Fiscal Year 2010
Individual Projects (up to
$245 million) 80/20 Match
MDOT submitted three grant applications on August 6, 2010 for 3
individual projects totaling $40.1 million. FRA did not select
any of the projects for funding.
- Fiscal Year 2010 Service
Development Plan (Up to
$2.125 billion) 80/20
MDOT submitted a grant application for the Michigan-Chicago
on August 6, 2010 which was selected for partial funding ($150
million). MDOT is working with FRA to develop a plan that
addresses the components of the application including ownership and
infrastructure improvements which would allow for passenger speeds up
to 110 mph between Kalamazoo and Dearborn.
- Fiscal Year 2009 Residual
Funds - Construction Projects
50/50 Match - ($65 million)
MDOT submitted a grant application for the West Detroit
Connection Track Project
on May 19, 2010. Total project cost is anticipated to be $15,825,546.
This project was selected by FRA for funding. In February 2008, MDOT’s Environmental Section completed their environmental study form for the project, including concerns to be addressed for mitigation. In February 2011, FRA issued a Categorical Exclusion with FONSI for the West Detroit Connection Track Project.
- Fiscal Year 2010 Planning
Funds - 80/20 Match
(approximately $50 million)
MDOT as lead, submitted a multi-state grant application for the Chicago Hub
(Chicago-Detroit/Pontiac) High-Speed Rail Corridor Program
on May 19, 2010 which was selected for funding by FRA through a Grant Cooperative Agreement in August 2011. Total project
cost is $4,000,000. Project will provide the necessary funding to
produce a Corridor Investment Plan which includes an updated service
development plan and corridor-wide environmental document (Tier 1 EIS).
Round 1 - Fiscal Year 2009
Federal Recovery Funds ($8 billion)
The Passenger Rail Improvement
and Investment Act (PRIIA), passed in October 2008 and established
three new competitive grant programs for high-speed and intercity
passenger rail capital improvements. In February 2009, President Obama
signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law,
appropriating $8 billion for these new high-speed and intercity
passenger rail grant programs. FRA solicited first pre-applications and
then final application for their first round of funding.
The results of MDOT’s
applications were as follows:
- Track 1
MDOT submitted nine applications on August 24, 2009 for FRA's
High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIPR) Program funding for the
Chicago Hub (Chicago-Detroit/Pontiac) High-Speed Rail Corridor.
Projects submitted totaled $833.4 million (2010 dollars) and pertained
to Michigan's segment of the corridor. FRA selected three station
application projects for $40.3 million: Troy/Birmingham,
Creek (FRA Categorical Exclusion Worksheet). Other projects selected
on this corridor were Indiana DOT being selected to receive $71 million
for the Indiana Gateway
infrastructure improvements (CE Documentation and SHPO Coordination) and Illinois DOT being selected to receive
$133 million for the Englewood Flyover
infrastructure improvement project.
- Track 2
MDOT submitted one application on October 2, 2009 for funding under
Track 2 - Corridor Programs. This application consisted of a
coordinated and comprehensive grouping of projects intended to provide
significant improvements to the Chicago Hub (Chicago-Detroit/Pontiac)
High-Speed Rail Corridor. Projects submitted totaled $993.6 million.
Many of these projects were previously submitted as Track 1
projects. This application was not selected for funding by
MDOT submitted seven pre-applications on July 10, 2009 for station and
infrastructure work by segments of ownership totaling $563 million to
the FRA’s High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program (HSIPR)
for the Chicago Hub (Chicago-Detroit/Pontiac) High-Speed Rail Corridor.
The pre-applications were required to be considered an eligible