Two Projects in the 25th
Senatorial District to Receive $4.4 Million in State Grants
JEFFERSON COUNTY- Two Rail
and Aviation Projects in the 25th Senatorial District will receive
$4.4 Million in State Grants, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson).
explained that the aviation and rail freight improvement funding was approved
by the State Transportation Commission this week.
Corman Railroad Group PA Lines in Cambria and Clearfield Counties will receive $3.9 million for
track renewal in two tunnels, tie installation and the expansion of an existing
building in the Clearfield yard for equipment maintenance.
Airport in Tioga County will receive $500,000 to construct a hangar.
“I am pleased that state
funding will be available for these important transportation initiatives,”
Scarnati said. “The projects will help further
economic development, while also aiding in the safe movement of goods and
services to and from our area.”
The state investments will be distributed through
the Capital Budget/Transportation Assistance Program. The program works through collaboration
between the private sector and state and local governments.
Authorized by the General Assembly, the grants are
administered by PennDOT’s Bureaus of Aviation and Rail Freight, Ports and
information regarding the Transportation Improvement Program can be found on
the PennDOT website (www.dot.state.pa.us)
or by calling 717-783-8800.