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Pennsylvania provides more than $6 million toward small-road projects


On Jan. 14, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) awarded more than $6.3 million in state funds to help finance nine freight-rail projects.

PennDOT's Bureau of Rail Freight, Ports and Waterways oversees the state's funding program, part of which is designed to help regionals and short lines construct, maintain, repair and rehabilitate track, sidings and grade crossings.

PennDOT awarded:

• $1.07 million to SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority to replace welded rail on the Nittany and Bald Eagle Railroad between Lock Haven, Milesburg and Tyrone;

• $1 million to Buffalo and Pittsburgh Railroad Inc. to rehabilitate track between Punxsutawney and Eidenau;

• $1 million to Delaware and Hudson Railway Co. Inc. to rehabilitate its mainline from Sunbury to Taylor Yard;

• $1 million to RJ Corman Railroad Co. to rehabilitate the Clearfield
Cluster in West Keating, Clearfield, Cresson and Fallen Timber;

• $540,000 to Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Co. to rehabilitate its mainline between Beaver, Hempfield and Conneaut;

• $500,000 to Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Co. to rehabilitate its mainline in Jefferson Hills and Clairton;

• $481,500 to Brandywine Valley Railroad Company L.L.C. to rehabilitate Modena Yard track to accommodate heavier rail cars in East Fallowfield Township;

• $377,800 to Reading, Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad Co. to rehabilitate the former CNJ Bridge; and

• $345,000 to Beaver Valley Slag Inc. to construct a siding connecting with CSX Transportation's mainline in Hopewell and Center townships.

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