2013 Capital Projects
The Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) continues to pursue a comprehensive program of capital improvements. ARRC is investing millions to aggressively improve infrastructure.
ARRC has budgetd nearly $29 million in new spending for capital projects in 2013.
- $8.74 million is funded by Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grants (this includes the 20% match from the Alaska Railroad)
- $5.4 million from other federal funding sources, including Federal Highway Administration (FRA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) (this includes Alaska Railroad match of between 9 and 25%)
- Beyond providing local matching dollars to federal grants, the Alaska Railroad plans to spend an additional $14.37 million to fund internal capital improvements.
An additional $53.3 million in new spending is budgeted for one of the two special rail extension projects. Since 2007, the State of Alaska has appropriated $255 million toward planning, design and construction of two major rail extensions. $84 million was appropriated in support of Phase One of the Northern Rail Extension. $171 has been appropriated for the Port MacKenzie Rail Extension, including a $23.5 state grant and a $30 million voter-approved state bond for FY2013.
2013 Program of Projects (POP) at a Glance
2013 POP Comment Form