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Metro-North Receives Federal Grant For At-Grade Crossing Safety



MID-HUDSON VALLEY, NY — Metro-North Railroad will receive more than $19 million in grant money from the federal government for safety improvement.

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-Cold Spring, announced Thursday the awarding of the grant, in the amount of $19,728,000, from the United States Department of Transportation. The railroad was one of only five recipients of the funding.

The money will support safety improvements to nine crossings along the Harlem Line in Westchester, Dutchess and Putnam counties.

Maloney, who serves on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said that working families, small businesses and communities throughout the Hudson Valley rely on Metro-North to get where they need to go.

“But safety must always be our first priority and we’ve seen firsthand what happens if we don’t make needed investments in our infrastructure,” he said.

“That’s why it’s critical that we upgrade our rail crossings to prevent dangerous incidents and keep millions of New Yorkers safe,” Maloney said.

The project will upgrade or replace existing at-grade crossing warning systems and reconstruct the existing railroad crossings.

The grant was awarded under the Commuter Authority Rail Safety Improvement Grants Program.