The event was held at an active rail construction site in Philadelphia where workers are increasing clearances at 16 overhead bridges. By improving clearances, this project will allow a faster, more efficient rail connection with the Midwest, and will create over 1,200 direct and indirect jobs.
"This project is good news for Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania," said Governor Rendell. "I am proud to support this environmentally friendly, cost-effective double-stack improvement project that will provide long-term economic benefits for Pennsylvania and the nation."
"The City of Philadelphia is pleased that this project will provide economic and environmental benefits to the residents of Philadelphia for years to come," said Mayor Nutter.
The project is
funded by a $10-million contribution from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, more
than $12 million from CSX and an additional $10 million shared equally by two