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December 16, 2022State Transportation Commission
Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of 24 rail freight improvement projects that will enhance freight mobility while creating or sustaining more than 340 jobs across Pennsylvania. The State Transportation Commission voted to approve $26 million through the Rail Transportation Assistance Program (RTAP) and the Rail Freight Assistance Program (RFAP).
“These investments in Pennsylvania’s rail system create jobs, support efficient freight travel, and help keep the business community connected to the global economy,” said Gov. Wolf.
Pennsylvania has 65 operating railroads, which is more than any other state. PennDOT is committed to working with private rail operators and rail-served businesses to construct new rail lines and assist in maintaining and improving Pennsylvania’s roughly 5,600 miles of freight lines.