Gov. Evers announces nearly $15 million in grants and loans to improve freight rail
Governor Tony Evers, together with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), today announced nearly $15 million in grants and loans for five freight rail projects worth an estimated $24.4 million. The projects will enhance safety by replacing timber bridges, improving crossings, and allowing emergency vehicle access.
“These freight rail projects are an investment in a critical part of Wisconsin’s supply chain,” Gov. Evers said. “Modern and efficient freight rail makes our communities safer and our whole transportation infrastructure stronger. This work will mean shorter routes for some emergency vehicles, higher weight limits for some trains, and a more modern rail for Wisconsin.”
“Strengthening bridges, creating new routes for emergency vehicles and updating crossings improves safety and the efficient movement of goods and services,” WisDOT Secretary Craig Thompson said. “Wisconsin’s freight rail network is a critical part of our transportation infrastructure and these grants make strategic investments for our future.”