State Grants Support Rail Infrastructure Projects Benefitting Washington, Greene Counties

HARRISBURG – Two grants from the state Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will support critical rail improvement projects in Washington and Greene counties, according to Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46).

A $1.9 million grant to Allegheny Valley Railroad will help rehabilitate 34 miles of track on the W&P subdivision from Glenwood Yard in Allegheny County to the City of Washington. The project will include raising, lining, and resurfacing the track.

A $551,691 grant to Greene Spur, LLC will help rehabilitate and extend two yard tracks, construct a retaining wall, and purchase unloading equipment to increase rail service.

“Numerous local businesses rely on rail in order to transport products not only throughout the state, but also across the country,” Bartolotta said. “These improvements will help keep our local rail infrastructure strong and allow for future growth.”

The grants were awarded through the Rail Transportation Assistance Program, which is administered by PennDOT. A total of 27 rail infrastructure projects throughout the state received financial support from the state in the current round of funding.


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