Application period opens for grant programs

HARRISBURG — PennDOT’s Bureau of Rail, Freight, Ports and Waterways has opened the application period for the 2020 Rail Transportation Assistance Program and the Rail Freight Assistance Program, Secretary Yassmin Gramian said today.

Pennsylvania ranks first in the country in the number of operating railroads, with 65, and ranks near the top in total track mileage, with more than 5,600 miles.

For eligible organizations wishing to apply for funding through either program, applications for both programs are available on the bureau’s website until 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28.

Program information can be found on the bureau’s website and application questions should be directed to Steve Panko at stepanko@pa.gov or (717) 787-1202.


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