Rail Industrial Access

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The Rail Industrial Access (RIA) program provides grants of up to $450,000 to connect new or expanding businesses to the freight railroad network. Funding requires a 30% match by the applicant. 

Eligible Recipients 

The following enterprises and organizations are eligible to apply for RIA grants: 

  • New or expanding business, commercial, or industrial enterprises 
  • Municipal and county governments acting on behalf of such enterprises 
  • Local economic development departments acting on behalf of such enterprises  
  • Railroads 

Eligible Costs 

RIA grant money can be used to pay for the following: 

  • Engineering 
  • Site preparation, including grading and drainage 
  • Track construction 
  • Track rehabilitation 
  • Track improvement 
  • Environmental mitigation 
  • Mainline railroad switch 

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