National Lime and Stone receives state funds for rail-truck distribution yard

National Lime and Stone will receive nearly $250,000 for a distribution facility as part of Pennsylvania’s investment in rail freight improvement projects.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced the approval of 26 rail freight improvement projects that he says will create or sustain more than 390 jobs across Pennsylvania.

Among the approved projects is National Lime and Stone’s plan to construct 1,600 feet of track for a rail-truck distribution facility. The state will contribute just under $250,000 to the project.

“Investing in our extensive rail freight system increases mobility options and improves the efficiency of freight travel,” said Wolf, in a GANT News report. “These investments underscore our continued commitment to building a world-class infrastructure system that supports the business community and the creation of new jobs.”

According to the news outlet, Pennsylvania has 65 operating railroads – more than any other state in the country.