subscribe to ENR magazine subscribe
contact us
industry jobs industry jobs
events events
Mcgraw Hill Construction
ENR Logo
& receive immediate web access
This content is available for purchase. It is FREE of charge for ENR subscribers.

States Vying for First ARRA Rail Grants

Publication Date: 9/2/2009
Author: Tom Ichniowski, Aileen Cho and J.T. Long
Format: HTML

Applications are in for the first batch of federal high-speed-rail grants financed largely by $8 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds. An unofficial round-one tally shows states are seeking about $6.6 billion. That is far below the $102.5 billion in “pre-applications” states filed in July, but it reflects the first round’s emphasis on individual projects that are ready to start. Moreover, with the construction industry struggling, the new applications represent a substantial amount of potential infrastructure work, including bright possibilities for engineering firms. The dollars are expected to be even larger in the next round of applications, which will cover high-speed corridor plans.

Sign In 
Enter your email address and password below
Sign up for ENR | Forgot your Password?


Subscribe to access content 

Monthly Subscription (Automatic Renewal):
Access all articles published on for only $9.95/Month.

Annual Subscription:
Get ENR magazine for one year and access to all articles published on, along with ENR daily news alerts and weekly newsletters for only $49.95/Year.


Need to register your ENR print subscription? 

Enter your print subscription account number from your mailing label or your order acknowledgement here

Print subscription number:

For help finding your subscriber number click here
  • 36 Print Issues
  • All of ENR’s national and regional digital editions
  • FREE — ENR’s Greatest Construction Projects digital edition with your paid subscription
  • BONUS — ENR Future Tech & ENR Risk Review e-newsletters
  • Immediate access to with daily updates and archives
  • Regional news and information
  • Daily news alerts & weekly e-newsletters
  • Construction methods & equipment
  • Industry forecasts
  • Quarterly cost reports
  • Opinions from the experts
  • Top Lists (Company Rankings)
  • Risk management
  • Safety and health
  • Technology tools
  • Asset management
  • Specialty contractor innovation