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Ohio commission to consider state rail plan, rail project funding

(The following appeared on the Progressive Railroading website on May 10, 2010.)

On Thursday, the Ohio Rail Development Commission (ORDC) will hold a meeting to address several issues, including the development of a state rail plan and funding for rail infrastructure projects.

The Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 requires states seeking federal funding for either passenger- or freight-rail improvements to develop or update a rail plan. Ohio’s plan describes and evaluates rail improvement needs identified through various analyses.

Developed in conjunction with input from the public, railroads and shippers, the plan will formulate a state vision for rail now and in the future, according to ORDC.

During the meeting, the commission also will decide whether to:

• provide $187,910 in matching funds for the rehabilitation of R.J. Corman Railroad Group’s Cleveland Line to raise track speeds between Warwick, Dover and Uhrichsville;

• administer a $2.6 million grant from the OKI Council of Governments for the Central Railroad of Indiana to purchase two GenSet locomotives; and

• grant $350,000 to the Ohio Central Railroad to replace a deteriorated bridge.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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