Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of funding for 25 rail freight improvement projects this week, including a the Redevelopment Authority of Berks County.
$1.4 million will be used in Boyertown to replace approximately 1,600 feet of track and construct a ½-mile siding to the Boyertown Foundry including rehabilitation of the 4th Ave bridge.
“Keeping goods moving efficiently has proven to be more important now than ever,” said Governor Wolf. “These investments in Pennsylvania’s rail system create jobs, support efficient freight travel and help keep the business community connected to the global economy.”
Pennsylvania has 65 operating railroads, which is more than any other state.
The State Transportation Commission voted to approve $33 million for the 25 rail freight improvement projects that will enhance freight mobility while creating or sustaining more than 200 jobs across Pennsylvania
Projects are funded through the Rail Transportation Assistance Program (RTAP) and the Rail Freight Assistance Program (RFAP).