New York State awards $25 million in rail grants

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ALBANY, N.Y. — New York officials recently announced the recipients of $25 million in grant funding under the state’s freight rail assistance program. The grants are designed to help strengthen rail infrastructure and promote economic development throughout the state.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the grant funding leverages an additional $5.4-million in public and private investments to help complete the projects.

Grant recipients and their projects include:
  • SMS Rail Services, Inc., Albany County: $2.6 million to rehabilitate 14 miles of track and sidings.
  • PanAm Southern LLC, Rensselaer County: $2.5 million to reconfigure and expand tracks at Hoosick Junction.
  • Port of Oswego Authority, Oswego County: $2.1 million to construct additional rail tracks and expand cargo handling facilities.
  • New York, Susquehanna & Western Railway Corp., Onondaga County: $1.6 million to install 4 miles of new rail line.
  • Arcade & Attica Railroad Corp., Wyoming County: $1.3 million to rehabilitate a bridge and 6 miles of track to accommodate heavier rail cars.
  • Ontario Midland Railroad Corp., Wayne County: $1.6 million to rehabilitate track to accommodate heavier rail cars.
  • Livonia, Avon & Lakeville Railroad Corp., Livingston County: $1.1 million to rehabilitate yard tracks in Lakeville and Avon.
  • Falls Road Railroad Co., Inc., Monroe County: $1.1 million to expand a rail-to-truck facility and rehabilitate track between Lockport and Brockport.
  • Middletown & New Jersey Railroad, LLC, Orange County: $900,000 to rehabilitate track and install Positive Train Control equipment on locomotives.
  • Central New York Railroad Corp., Orange County: $630,000 to rehabilitate a bridge over the Delaware River.
  • Leatherstocking Railway Historical Society, Otsego County: $120,000 to rehabilitate track between Cooperstown and Portlandville.
  • New York New Jersey Rail, LLC, Kings County: $1.6 million to construct additional tracks within the 65th Street Yard.
  • Consolidated Rail Corporation, Richmond County: $1.7 million to replace worn rail on the Travis Industrial Track.
  • Mohawk Adirondack & Northern Railroad Corp., Oneida & Lewis County: $1.18 million to expand the rail-to-truck transload facility in Utica and rehabilitate the rail line to Lyons Falls.
  • Adirondack Railway Preservation Society, Essex County: $1.5 million to rehabilitate passenger cars and locomotives for expanded excursion service.
  • St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Authority, St. Lawrence County: $500,000 to reestablish rail access to Benson Mines.
  • Owego and Harford Railway, Inc., Tioga County: $740,000 to rehabilitate Owego Yard.
  • Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany and Steuben South Tier Extension Railroad Authority, Cattaraugus County: $1.5 million to improve track and facilities in Olean Yard.
  • Erie County Industrial Development Agency, Erie County: $360,000 to rehabilitate and improve rail access to Sumitomo Rubber USA facilities.
More information is available online.

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