(WTAJ) — Governor Tom Wolf announced today that 27 rail freight improvement projects have been approved.
These projects will help create and sustain 255 jobs across Pennsylvania.
Keeping goods and services moving across Pennsylvania’s more than 5,000 miles of freight track is vital to the state’s economy, These investments in our rail infrastructure will continue to support business development and create new jobs throughout the state.”
-Governor Tom Wolf
Below is a list of improvements within our area.
- Curry Rail Services — $700,000 to expand and rehabilitate yard tracks at their facility to increase capacity and support their new business line.
- Millennium Rail, LLC — $693,357 to rehabilitate yard tracks at the Hollidaysburg Tank Car Shop by replacing ties, turnouts, and ballast to increase the yard’s capacity and efficiency.
- Mineral Manufacturing Corporation — $700,000 to construct an unloading pit, acquire unloading equipment, and rehabilitate nearly one mile of yard tracks.
- D Holdings — $1.4 million to rehabilitate yard tracks at the Hollidaysburg Transload Facility and construct a new siding to serve existing and future businesses.
Cambria and Clearfield counties:
- RJ Corman — $2.8 million to rehabilitate approximately 56 miles of track on the WBV subdivision, including the replacement of ties and bridge timbers and surfacing track.
- Happy Valley Blended Products — $250,000 to construct an unloading pit and acquire unloading equipment to increase rail service at the facility.