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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) yesterday opened the 2022 application period for state rail-freight grant programs.
The state will accept applications for the Rail Transportation Assistance and the Rail Freight Assistance programs through Sept. 2. RTAP is a capital budget grant program funded by bonds, while RFAP is underwritten through the state’s multimodal fund.
"Pennsylvania's rail-freight network is critical — it keeps goods moving and supports the economy," said PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian in a press release.
In 2021, PennDOT awarded $33 million in grants to 25 freight-rail projects. At 65, Pennsylvania has more operating railroads than any other state, and it's one of the top states in total track mileage at more than 5,600 miles.
To access the application website, click here.