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Ohio rail commission to consider seven freight-rail projects


Tomorrow, the Ohio Rail Development Commission (ORDC) will consider approving and/or providing funds for seven freight-rail projects during its November meeting.

Projects on the agenda include:
• rehabilitation of a Midland Subdivision line proposed by the Indiana & Ohio Railroad;
• rehabilitation work on a line and bridge proposed by R.J. Corman Western Lines;
• a new rail spur in Youngstown proposed by D&L Energy;
• proposed rehabilitation work on a city of Greenfield-owned line;
• a new rail spur and switch in Columbus proposed by Novotec;
• a new transload facility proposed by the Lancaster Port Authority; and
• the proposed expansion of a rail/truck/barge transload facility in Bellaire.

The projects would preserve rail service to businesses employing more than 4,200 people and create 167 new jobs, according to ORDC. More than 2,000 of the 5,318 miles of track in Ohio are operated by regionals and short lines.

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