Pa. Gov. Wolf approves rail freight improvement projects across state

Pennsylvania
PennDOT, Pennsylvania Department of Trasportation, railroad tracks

(WKBN) – Governor Tom Wolf approved 27 projects on Monday to improve rail freight transport across Pennsylvania, creating roughly 255 jobs.

“Keeping goods and services moving across Pennsylvania’s more than 5,000 miles of freight tracks is vital to the state’s economy,” said Wolf in the release. “These investments in our rail infrastructure will continue to support business development and create new jobs throughout the state.”

Wolf approved the projects across variou counties in the state, including Allegheny, Washington, Blair, Bucks, Montgomery, Cambria, Clearfield, Centre, Chester, Clinton, Crawford, Fayette, Westmoreland, Greene, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lycoming, McKean and Union. 

In Lawrence County, $682,500 will be used to rehabilitate 1.8 miles of the New Castle Industrial Railroad. 

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