(SOURCE: Telegram.com -By Lisa Eckelbecker - Telegram & Gazette Staff )
BOSTON - State grants worth more than $2 million will go
to industrial railroad projects in Massachusetts,
including a grant of almost $456,000 to Providence
and Worcester Railroad Co. in Worcester.
The Massachusetts Department of
Transportation said it awarded five grants as part of the state's Industrial
Rail Access Program, which gives money to businesses and municipalities to
boost economic growth by improving rail networks.
the state grant will go toward work at the Providence and Worcester Southbridge Street railroad
yard, the state reported. The railroad is a freight carrier.
Catania Spagna Corp. of Ayer, which
processes and sells oils, was awarded $500,000 for rail siding track
expansion and unloading improvements in Ayer, DOT said in a news release.
The state reported other grants were
awarded to Borden & Remington Corp. of Fall River,
$383,910; Pioneer Valley Railroad of Westfield, $175,045; and the
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority and Fore River Railroad Corp. of Quincy, $500,000.