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The Tulsa Port of Catoosa in Oklahoma received a $1.1 million grant from the the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to improve freight-rail infrastructure.
The grant — matched with $1.1 million from local investments — will fund rail crossing repairs and interchange improvements at the port, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) said in a press release.
This project is funded by the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act of 2019, which provided EDA with $600 million in additional economic adjustment assistance program funds for disaster relief and recovery in areas affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019.
“These investments in Catoosa will support essential railroad infrastructure that helps ensure the flow of goods and resources despite significant weather events," said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross in the press release.
The port was affected by flooding in 2019, according to local news report. The port is served by BNSF Railway Co. and Union Pacific Railroad via direct connections, and Kansas City Southern via the South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad.