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Two Projects in the 25th Senatorial District to Receive $4.4 Million in State Grants
December 13, 2013
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).

Scarnati explained that the aviation and rail freight improvement funding was approved by the State Transportation Commission this week.

           

RJ 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.

Wellsboro-Johnston 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 Waterways.

More information regarding the Transportation Improvement Program can be found on the PennDOT website (www.dot.state.pa.us) or by calling 717-783-8800.

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