Ohio Rail Development Commission

Grant Funding Approved for Patriot Rail’s NDW

The Ohio Rail Development Commission (Rail Commission) on Nov. 9 approved $264,000 in grant funding to the Napoleon Defiance & Western Railway (NDW) and authorized staff to administer a recently awarded Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Consolidated Infrastructure and Safety Improvement (CRISI) grant.

“Public transportation is the safest mode of surface transportation, but it can be even safer for both passengers and transit workers,” said FTA Administrator Nuria Fernandez.

Transit Briefs: FTA, WMATA, NJ Transit, CTA, San Diego County, ORDC, TTC

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces $6 million in funding to explore transportation insecurity that leads to poverty. Also, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) announces new partnership between the Metro Transit Police Department (MTPD) and the DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) to enhance public safety; NJ Transit engineers say they could strike over pay disparity; the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) latest interactive scorecard reveals more reliable service in January; San Diego County supervisors approve resolution to expand free youth public transit ridership program; ORDC will apply for the first phase of funding to study expanding passenger rail service in Ohio; and tunneling on the Toronto Transit Commission’s (TTC) Bloor-Danforth Subway Line began in January.

Pictured: South Point and Ohio Railroad, a subsidiary of Agracel Rail Holdings Company. (Courtesy of Agracel, via LinkedIn)
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ORDC Awards Rail Infrastructure Grants

The Ohio Rail Development Commission (ORDC) late last month approved grants to South Point & Ohio Railroad (SPOR) and packaging systems manufacturer and consultant ORBIS for rail infrastructure rehabilitation and expansion, respectively.

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W&LE $10MM Track Reconfiguration Project Advances

The Ohio Rail Development Commission (ORDC) has approved a $490,626 grant for a project in Spencer that will improve public safety and rail traffic fluidity by reconfiguring connecting tracks between four Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway (W&LE) lines.