Rail Preservation Fund (RPF)

Program Background

The Rail Preservation Fund benefits the nine shortline railroads operating in Virginia. Funding will be at a maximum of 70 percent state contribution and a minimum of 30 percent cash or in-kind matching contribution from a local source.


Supported Projects

  • Constructing rail transportation
  • Improving shortline track to Class 2 Track Safety Standards
  • Improving bridges to Class 2 Track Safety Standards
  • Safety improvements
  • Property acquisitions and new track facilities

Application Resources and Timeline

For detailed information on the application timeline, goals, eligibility requirements, eligible expenses, and application process for all DRPT administered grants programs, view the resources below:

Application Timeline

  • December 1, 2023

    DRPT began accepting applications for Fiscal Year 2025

DRPT's WebGrants

DRPT’s WebGrants site is the portal that allows DRPT’s partners to apply for funding, submit reimbursement requests, manage grants, and report performance requirements.