Six US States Seek Funding for Rail Corridor

2 September 2010 (Last Updated September 2nd, 2010 18:30)

Six US states have submitted an application to seek federal funds in support of Norfolk Southern Railway's $2.5bn Crescent Corridor programme. Pennsylvania, Alabama, Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi and North Carolina have sought $109.2m from the US Department of Transportation.

Six US states have submitted an application to seek federal funds in support of Norfolk Southern Railway's $2.5bn Crescent Corridor programme.

Pennsylvania, Alabama, Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi and North Carolina have sought $109.2m from the US Department of Transportation.

The funds will be used to expand independent intermodal facilities in Harrisburg, Philadelphia and North Carolina, along with track and signal improvements in Alabama, Tennessee, and Virginia.

The Crescent Corridor programme is an improvement project which aims to create a 2,500-mile intermodal route from New Jersey to Louisiana.