Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Gov. Cuomo announces $16.3 million in rail improvements

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $16.3 million to fund rail and port improvement projects across New York State. These grants, from the Governor's Passenger and Freight Rail Assistance Program, will support projects that strengthen infrastructure vital to the movement of goods throughout the state, as well as support economic development by leveraging an additional $12.8 million in additional public and private investments.
Western New York
· Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany and Steuben South Tier Extension Railroad Authority, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties - $1.6 million to install and repair five concrete bridge structures.
· Erie County Industrial Development Agency, Erie County - $2.0 million for completion of a tie replacement and ballast project to upgrade mainline track connecting businesses.
· New York & Lake Erie Railroad, Inc., Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties - $732,768 for rail line rehabilitation between South Dayton and Cherry Creek.