HARRISBURG – A $655,000 grant for a Cumberland County rail freight improvement project was awarded Wednesday, according to Rep. Thomas Kutz (R-Cumberland) and Sen. Greg Rothman (R-34).
The grant was awarded to Alfagreen Supreme in Mount Holly Springs as part of the state’s Rail Transportation and Rail Freight Assistance programs.
“By expanding Pennsylvania’s rail freight network, we are also supporting family-sustaining careers while bolstering the state and local economies,” said Kutz. “I am glad to see this significant funding award invested locally for the benefit of the Mount Holly Springs facility and the livelihoods of everyone it employs. Rail freight is a tremendous asset to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.”
The facility was one of 25 approved for a grant under these programs. Pennsylvania has 65 operating railroads and roughly 5,600 miles of freight lines, more than any other state in the nation.
Alfagreen Supreme may use the funding to construct a rail car storage track, turnout and unloading pit.
Representative Thomas Kutz
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