Bucks Lawmakers Announce $250 K Grant for Local Business for Rail Improvements
State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and Representative John Galloway (D-140) announced the award of $249,420 to Blue Ridge Wood Products through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). The funds will be used to rehabilitate 700 feet of existing track in Fairless Hills, to improve the efficiency of Blue Ridge Wood Product’s inbound railcar unloading operations.
“Investments in infrastructure are crucial to ensuring a thriving economy here in Bucks County and across the Commonwealth,” Sen. Santarsiero said. “I am always pleased to see local companies receive recognition and support for the important work they are doing here in our district.”
“These funds will increase mobility options, as well as improve freight travel efficiency,” Rep. Galloway said. “A strong rail system means increased economic development in Bucks County.”
Blue Ridge Wood Products is located in Fairless Hills and relies on freight rail to receive more than 80% of its wood supply, which it then treats and distributes across Pennsylvania and nearby states.
For more information on PennDOT’s commitment to freight rail, visit the PennDOT website.