Wednesday, May 29, 2013

USDOT awards $7 million TIGER grant to Oregon

The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded more than $7 million to the state of Oregon through a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant to support a $9.4-million project.

The work includes rehabilitation of a 296-mile stretch of shortline railroad track operated by the Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad.

The project will help improve tunnels, rails, ties and bridges. As the track runs parallel to I-5 between Northern California and Oregon, reopening the line provides an environmentally friendly, economically competitive alternative for shipping goods in the region.

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