Federal funding will rehabilitate mainline between Adams and Cumberland Counties
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced a $1,840,000 grant to rehabilitate 24 miles of the Gettysburg Northern Railway (GET) mainline in Adams and Cumberland Counties. The federal funding comes from the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Grant Program and will improve safety standards, construct a new runaround track, upgrade more than 15 crossings and repair 7 failed or failing culverts.
“I advocated for these federal dollars for the Gettysburg Northern Railway because the people of South Central Pennsylvania deserve access to safe and efficient railways and rail crossings,” said Senator Casey. “This is a meaningful investment in the people and infrastructure of this region and it is just the beginning. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will bring even more opportunities to improve passenger and freight rail throughout Pennsylvania.”
“Pioneer Lines is dedicated to bolstering safety and customer service across our railroads. The SPIDER project will do just that by improving grade crossing safety and track conditions on the Gettysburg & Northern Railway. Sen. Casey's support was instrumental in securing funding for this project and we look forward to continuing to work together to improve safety and support economic growth in Pennsylvania," said Alex Yeros, CEO of GET and Pioneer Lines.
Senator Casey recently advocated for CRISI to receive the fully authorized level of funding included in the recently passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Read the letter the Senator led to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies here.