Pennsylvania approves funding for 26 rail improvement projects

Written by Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief
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Pennsylvania has approved over $31 million in funding for rail projects.

Pennsylvania’s Transportation Commission has approved $31.3 million for 26 rail improvement projects across the state.

Gov. Tom Wolf says the work will create or sustain 200 jobs in Pennsylvania.

“Investing in our state’s rail system creates jobs and supports efficient freight travel,” said Wolf. “These investments help us build a world-class infrastructure system and support the business community.”

Here is a look at just a few of the projects that will move forward:

In Clearfield and Cambria counties, RJ Corman Railroad will use $3 million to replace approximately 7,500 ties and 74,000 ft of rail on worn areas of its Cherry Tree and Cresson subdivisions.

Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad, Inc., will receive $700,000 to replace about 44,000 ft of rail and 2,500 ties and will strengthen the line in Elk County to a 286,000 weight capacity.

In Somerset County, Corsa Coal Corporation will spend more than $246,000 to upgrade about 10 miles of track from its Coleman Junction to the Cambria Plant.

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