Burns: $3 million state grant awarded to improve industrial rail in Cambria, Clearfield counties

Project includes work at Cresson subdivision

HARRISBURG, Dec. 15 – Knowing full well how critical transportation links are to growing the economy and industry, state Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, today announced a $3 million state grant to make railroad improvements in Cambria and Clearfield counties.

“Since taking office, I have worked tirelessly to make Cambria County a place where businesses and industry can establish themselves and be successful,” Burns said. “Part of that is making necessary improvements in our region’s transportation infrastructure, to make sure goods and raw materials can get where they need to go. I’ll never stop fighting for our region or working to bring funding to our communities.”

The $3 million grant was awarded to the RJ Corman Railroad, to improve the Cresson Subdivision and Clearfield Yard with spot tie and rail replacement, and rehabilitate five at-grade crossings. It was made possible through the Rail Transportation Assistance Program and the Rail Freight Assistance Program.

Over the last decade, Burns has worked to secure more than $250 million in state and federal funding for projects and programs big and small in Cambria County, including millions for transportation projects across the region.