Railroads, rail shippers, cities and counties are encouraged to apply for up to $6.5 million in available grants for projects that will improve freight rail service that supports economic development, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced today.
The funding is available through the 2022 Minnesota Rail Service Improvement Program.
Applications are due March 1.
Additional funds are expected to be available for more projects in the second half of 2022.
Examples of projects eligible for funding include railroad tracks, roadbeds, turnouts, bridges, fixed loading/unloading equipment and buildings.
Those interested in applying are invited to join MnDOT and others for an informational webinar with Q & A session Thursday, January 27 from 1 to 2 pm.
Grant applications, information about the webinar and additional MRSI program details are available at www.mndot.gov/ofrw/railroad/mrsi.html.