6 Kentucky railroad companies receive $2.5 million in grants
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:
|Applicant||Project type||County||Total cost||State||Railroad||Location|
|Fredonia Valley Railroad||Full Crossing Renewal||Caldwell||$28,602.00||$22,881.60||$5,720.40||Crider Road|
|Fredonia Valley Railroad||Full Crossing Renewal||Caldwell||$28,302.00||$22,641.60||$5,660.40||Keel Road|
|Fredonia Valley Railroad||Full Crossing Renewal||Caldwell||$28,302.00||$22,641.60||$5,660.40||Redbud Trail|
|Paducah and Louisville Railway||Full Crossing Renewal||Marshall||$155,731.06||$124,584.84||$31,146.22||KY 95 North Main Street|
|Paducah and Louisville Railway||Full Crossing Renewal||Marshall||$84,169.61||$67,335.68||$16,833.93||KY 1523 Industrial Pkwy|
|Paducah and Louisville Railway||Upgrade Signals/Lights||McCracken||$258,859.23||$207,087.38||$51,771.85||KY 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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