Tuesday, September 04, 2012

City of Indianapolis receives $900,000 for rail relocation

The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded nearly $900,000 to the city of Indianapolis, Ind., to relocate freight rail traffic from the CSX Transportation mainline that goes through the heart of downtown Indianapolis to the nearby Indianapolis Belt Railroad. This project will separate passenger and freight rail operations, remove 10-12 existing grade crossings and improve safety while decreasing congestion and emissions.

Relocating freight trains from downtown Indianapolis will also improve the quality of life for downtown residents, workers and visitors. The reduced noise exposure would benefit downtown businesses and offices, as well as the Indiana Convention Center, Lucas Oil Stadium and Banker's Life Fieldhouse, all of which are located immediately adjacent to the existing tracks

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