Greg Thomas, secretary of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has approved nearly $1.3 million in grants from the Kentucky Rail Crossing Improvement (KRCI) Program to maintain and improve at-grade rail crossings in the state. The grants will fund half of the $2.5 million dollars in project costs.
“We’re proud to invest in the state’s railway system by partnering with companies to ensure safe, reliable and efficient freight transportation,” said Thomas. “This funding will be put to good use to improve the safety of our rail infrastructure.”
The grants were awarded to Paducah and Louisville Railroad, RJ Corman Railroad Group, Fredonia Valley Railroad, and Louisville Metro Government. The grants will fund 20 safety improvement projects, including the reconstruction of 16 crossings, three signal upgrades and one crossing replacement.