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Tennessee to receive more than $30M in federal railroad improvement funds


More than $31 million in federal dollars will be coming to Tennessee for two railroad improvement projects. The Biden administration announced that the state will share in $1.4 billion of funding through the 2021 infrastructure law that will finance 70 rail improvement projects across 35 states. Of the funds, more than $23 million will be provided for the Tennessee Short Line Bridge Bundle Project, which will upgrade or replace 42 bridges along ten different short-line railroads. Another $7.3 million will fund the Tennken Revitalization and Safety Improvement Project, which includes final design and construction for various track improvements on the TKEN Mail rail line in Tennessee and Kentucky.