Construction of Improved Philadelphia Double-Stack Route Underway

Construction has begun on a Philadelphia freight rail route that, when completed, will create an improved double-stack rail corridor to expand Philadelphia's freight transportation options and position the region for future growth.

At a construction site in Pennsylvania, workers are increasing clearances at 16 overhead bridges. By improving clearances, this project will allow a faster, more-efficient rail connection with the Midwest, and will create over 1,200 direct and indirect jobs.

The project is funded by $10 million from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, over $12 million from CSX, and an additional $10 million shared equally by two federal sources.