Oil Creek Titusville Lines Receives $140K Grant for Rail Freight Improvements

| January 14, 2021

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Oil Creek Titusville Lines Inc. received a $140,000 grant for rail freight improvements, said Reps. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) and Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest). The grant will improve operations by extending a passing siding by 1,000 feet.

(Photo courtesy of Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad)

“I was excited to see that Oil Creek Titusville Lines received this funding – good for them,” James said. “It’s positive that the funding will be used to improve operations at a time when supply chains have been disrupted not just in northwestern Pennsylvania but all over the country.”

The State Transportation Commission voted to approve 26 rail freight projects across the Commonwealth through the Rail Transportation Assistance Program and the Rail Freight Assistance Program.

“Preserving our rail-freight infrastructure is extremely vital to the success of our regional economy,” said Rapp. “With this grant, Oil Creek Titusville Lines will be able to maintain its rail lines and, most importantly, continue to carry out its mission of educating local residents and tourists about our world-famous crude oil-producing heritage.”

At a time when so many Pennsylvanians are without work, the improvement projects will create or sustain more than 200 jobs across the state.

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