(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08) released the following statement after Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb and the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announced the state was awarding $121 million in matching funds for rail crossing safety improvement projects across the state, including projects in Vanderburgh County and Terre Haute:
“Indiana is known as the crossroads of America. Every day, millions of tons of products produced in the Hoosier state and all around the world cross our roadways, bridges and rails. That is why investing in our state’s infrastructure is so critical. Governor Holcomb and INDOT have taken a great step forward by matching funds in the amount of more than $121 million to help make much-needed rail crossing safety improvements. When our railways are open and running on time, Hoosier businesses can thrive and grow.”
· Terre Haute will receive an estimated $12,520,000.99 in state matching funds for a project located near the intersection of N. 13th St. and 8th Ave.
· Vanderburgh County will receive an estimated $6,237,500.00 in state matching funds for a project at Mill Rd. approximately 650 feet W of Kratzville Rd.
The program requires local governments to provide only 20 percent of funding for land acquisition and construction, with the state providing the other 80 percent. INDOT will fund and manage design and environmental work, as well as provide project management through design delivery, contract letting, construction and inspection.
Beyond funds provided by the state and local communities, Norfolk Southern Railway, CSX Transportation and Canadian National are investing a combined nearly $10 million to deliver these local projects.
Release from the Indiana Department of Transportation