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6 Kentucky railroad companies receive $2.5 million in grants

Norfolk Southern, CSX, Paducah and Louisville Railway, RJ Corman Railroad Group, Fredonia...
Norfolk Southern, CSX, Paducah and Louisville Railway, RJ Corman Railroad Group, Fredonia Valley Railroad, and Kentucky Railway Museum received the grants.
Published: Jun. 24, 2021 at 10:49 PM CDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (KFVS) - Transportation grants have been awarded to six railroad companies in Kentucky.

The grants will be used to fund multimodal freight transportation improvements.

Norfolk Southern, CSX, Paducah and Louisville Railway, RJ Corman Railroad Group, Fredonia Valley Railroad, and Kentucky Railway Museum received the $2.5 million to fund projects in 10 counties.

The grants will fund 80 percent of the total project costs to maintain and improve public at-grade rail crossings.

Companies will provide 20 percent of the funding themselves.

This includes projects in three Heartland counties: Caldwell, Marshall and McCracken.

A breakdown of these projects is below:

ApplicantProject typeCountyTotal costStateRailroadLocation
Fredonia Valley RailroadFull Crossing RenewalCaldwell$28,602.00$22,881.60$5,720.40Crider Road
Fredonia Valley RailroadFull Crossing RenewalCaldwell$28,302.00$22,641.60$5,660.40Keel Road
Fredonia Valley RailroadFull Crossing RenewalCaldwell$28,302.00$22,641.60$5,660.40Redbud Trail
Paducah and Louisville RailwayFull Crossing RenewalMarshall$155,731.06$124,584.84$31,146.22KY 95 North Main Street
Paducah and Louisville RailwayFull Crossing RenewalMarshall$84,169.61$67,335.68$16,833.93KY 1523 Industrial Pkwy
Paducah and Louisville RailwayUpgrade Signals/LightsMcCracken$258,859.23$207,087.38$51,771.85KY 284

“Quality transportation is more than safe roads and bridges. It includes safe railways, too,” said Governor Andy Beshear. “Freight transportation supports our thriving economy and this funding will support key rail improvements to keep our state moving.”

In all, the grants will fund 24 safety improvement projects.

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