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5/14/2007



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Pennsylvania provides $10 million in grants to help short lines, shippers upgrade rail infrastructure



Pennsylvania short lines and shippers are receiving a $10 million boost from the commonwealth to help fund rail infrastructure upgrades. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently issued grants through the Rail Freight Assistance Program to 32 shippers and eight short lines.

The short-line grants include:
• $500,000 to the York Railway Co. to rehabilitate a deteriorated mainline to serve a new food storage warehouse;
• $462,000 to the Delaware and Hudson Railway Co. Inc. to relocate a lumber facility to make way for a food manufacturing plant at the Philadelphia Naval Yard;
• $402,500 to the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Co. to repair a bridge and rehabilitate a branch line;
• $365,250 to Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad Co. Inc. to rehabilitate a mainline and branch line;
• $350,000 to the Western New York & Pennsylvania Railroad Co. L.L.C. to upgrade track for unit coal trains;
• $300,000 to the Reading & Northern Railroad Co. to rehabilitate track;
• $282,000 to the Gettysburg and Northern Railroad Co. to install turnouts and rehabilitate 15 track miles; and
• $126,350 to Oil Creek and Titusville Lines Inc. to rehabilitate track on two bridges.


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