$500,500 Grant Awarded to East Penn Railroad

$500,500 Grant Awarded to East Penn RailroadPhoto courtesy of State Rep. Dan Williams, D-Chester

HARRISBURG, PA — State Representatives Dan Williams, D-Chester, and Christina Sappey, D-Chester, both announced that East Penn Railroad LLC received $500,500 through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation rail grant programs

“The East Penn Railroad operates on 110 miles of track in southeastern Pennsylvania and Delaware, serving as a lifeline to the region, bringing goods and, along with it, prosperity to our communities,” Williams said. “This $500,500 grant to improve track conditions on the Wilmington Northern and Quakertown lines will help ensure the continued growth of our local economies.”

East Penn Railroad will use the funds to improve track conditions by replacing approximately 4,500 ties on the Wilmington Northern line and 2,000 ties on the Quakertown line. This is part of $31.3 million announced for 26 rail freight improvement projects that will improve freight mobility while creating or sustaining more than 200 jobs across the state.

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“This work will improve the state’s infrastructure, increasing safety and efficiency in our supply chains, while helping to minimize additional truck traffic,” Sappey said.

More information on Pennsylvania Department of Transportation rail grant programs is available at the department’s Rail Freight and Ports webpage.

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