R. J. Corman Railroad Company was awarded a Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) grant by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) that will benefit the R. J. Corman Central Kentucky Lines (RJCC).
The CRISI Program is a Federal DOT funding initiative for projects that improve railroad safety, efficiency, and reliability. Through this grant, the R. J. Corman Railroad Company will receive a total of $7,380,600 in funds.
R. J. Corman will contribute $4,920,400 as the matching portion for this CRISI grant award. In conjunction with the CRISI grant, R. J. Corman is committed to several other significant investments that will bring this three-fold plan to life.
- A new three-track freight rail-to-truck transload yard will be constructed southeast of Frankfort, Kentucky, connecting to RJCC’s mainline.
- The mainline between Frankfort and Lexington, Kentucky, will be rehabilitated by replacing ties, surfacing the track, and converting segments of bolted rail to continuous welded rail. Alongside the significant track work, several mainline switches will be replaced, and three will be automated.
- The RJCC’s main yard and transload facility in downtown Lexington will be improved by replacing switches, rehabilitating grade crossing surfaces, rehabilitating track, replacing and improving buildings, expanding bulk material transload storage pads, replacing a truck weigh scale, and paving the truck transload and traffic areas.
“We are grateful for being the first company to be awarded a CRISI grant in the state of Kentucky. The Bluegrass Multimodal Freight Improvement Project is a multifaceted effort that will transform our operations and service to our key business partners in the area,” said Ed Quinn President and CEO of R. J. Corman Railroad Group. “R. J. Corman is proud to call Central Kentucky home. We are excited about the significant improvement and development these funds will bring to our company and the community.”
The construction phase of the Bluegrass Multimodal Freight Improvement Project is scheduled to begin in early 2023.
-via Press Release