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State funding to improve short-line railroad systems

State funding to improve short-line railroad systems

State funding to improve short-line railroad systems

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Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has announced funding for 17 short-line railroad expansion and rehabilitation projects.

The governor said almost $16.5 million will be made through the Kansas Department of Transportation’s Rail Service Improvement Program (RSIP), and the projects will improve the state’s agriculture supply chain.

RSIP recipients will use the funds for expansion and capacity improvements, major track rehabilitation, and rail replacement. These projects support rail improvements that enhance safety, expand carload capabilities, reduce truck traffic, increase operating speeds, and improve operating efficiencies.     Governor Kelly said the projects will help Kansas farmers and ranchers connect to regional, national, and international markets.

The projects include more than $859,000 for the Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad for a major rehabilitation project in Sedgwick County, and over $562,000 for a rehabilitation project for Viterra USA Grain in Sedgwick County.

 

Project Sponsor

Project Type

Award

Cimarron Valley Railroad, Ford County

Expansion/Capacity improvements

 $2,233,946

Summit Sustainable Ingredients, Phillips County

Expansion/Capacity improvements

 $1,436,595

South Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad, Cowley County

Major rehabilitation

 $319,802

South Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad, Elk County

Expansion/Capacity improvements

 $1,947,101

The Scoular Company, Sherman County

Qualified track maintenance

 $230,002

Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad, Sedgwick County

Major rehabilitation

 $859,221

New Century AirCenter Railroad (JCAX), Johnson County

Major rehabilitation

 $1,400,594

Kyle Railroad, Cloud County

Major rehabilitation

 $811,440

Viterra USA Grain, Sedgwick County

Major rehabilitation

 $562,332

Hutchinson Transportation (HUTX), Reno County

Major rehabilitation

 $586,906

Weskan Grain, Scott County

Expansion/Capacity improvements

 $1,472,240

Central Prairie Co-op, Rice County

Expansion/Capacity improvements

 $880,110

Garden City Western Railway, Finney County

Preservation/Major rehabilitation

 $695,056

Mid-States Materials, Reno County

Expansion/Capacity improvements

 $911,826

Midway Co-op, Smith County

Major rehabilitation

 $422,835

Farmers Co-op, Sumner County

Qualified track maintenance

 $39,057

V&S Railway, Barber/Harper counties

Preservation/Major rehabilitation

 $1,657,799

Total Awarded

 $16,466,862

 

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