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4/14/2008



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Pennsylvania transportation department ponies up $5 million for five freight-rail projects


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) recently awarded grants totaling $5 million for five freight-rail projects. The state provided the funds through its rail freight capital budget/transportation assistance program.

PennDOT will provide:
• $2 million to CSX Transportation to construct track to complete a wye connection between three mainline routes in Philadelphia;
• $1 million to Pennsy Supply Inc. to construct track for its bulk aggregate loading facility at a quarry located on Norfolk Southern Railways' Harrisburg Line in North Annville;
• $1 million to Northumberland County to rehabilitate and build rail infrastructure to serve the Moran Industries distribution center on NS' Buffalo Line in Watsontown;
• $500,000 to the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway Co. to repair a rail bridge in its Pittsburgh Subdivision; and
• $500,000 to the Redevelopment Authority of Luzerne County to rehabilitate the Susquehanna River Bridge operated by the Luzerne & Susquehanna Railroad Co. and reestablish rail service to Diamond Manufacturing.


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