Citing the importance of the state’s railroad infrastructure, Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) today applauded $3 million in rail transportation assistance grants awarded in Fayette and Westmoreland counties.
“When it comes to supporting our local and regional economies, transportation infrastructure is one of the most important factors considered by business and industry looking to locate or expand in our Commonwealth,” Warner said. “These grants are an important investment in ensuring quality, family-sustaining jobs are available to our citizens.”
In Fayette County, the Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad was awarded a $1.5 million grant to rehabilitate and improve approximately 2.6 miles of track on the FM&P Subdivision by installing continuous welded rail and realigning and surfacing track.
In Fayette and Westmoreland counties, the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation was awarded a $1.5 million grant to improve the Radebaugh Subdivision, including rehabilitating approximately a half mile of track, replacing two turnouts and constructing two sidings.
The grants were among more than two dozen awarded across the state to help create and sustain an estimated 255 jobs across Pennsylvania.
Representative Ryan Warner
52nd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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