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The Minnesota Department of Transportation has selected nine freight-rail projects to receive $6.95 million in grant funding through the Minnesota Rail Service Improvement program.
MnDOT received 15 applications requesting a total of $14.7 million for this round of grant funding, which was approved during the 2021 special legislative session, MnDOT officials said in a press release.
The grant awards, recipients and projects are:
"The number of applications received again this winter continues to show the strong demand for improving freight-rail infrastructure throughout the state," said Peter Dahlberg, MnDOT transportation planning director for rail and freight programs.
Established in 1976, the program provides grants for freight-rail improvements that support economic development.