Iowa DOT News Release



More than $2.5 million awarded from Linking Iowa’s Freight Transportation System Program

Posted on: July 10, 2018

Ames, Iowa – July 10, 2018 – The Iowa Transportation Commission approved more than $2.5 million in grant funding for five transportation infrastructure projects under the Linking Iowa’s Freight Transportation System (LIFTS) program. The LIFTS program provides grants for projects that help meet the changing demands of Iowa’s multimodal freight system. The program provides funding for freight intermodal or freight rail projects that have economic and public benefit by enhancing the shipment of freight. The five proposed projects will assist in providing more efficient transportation of products using rail and truck at multiple locations across Iowa.

Following is the list of LIFTS projects approved by the Commission. 

Project

Grant

Moravia Rail Propane

$497,000

Garner Industry Track

$1,112,068

KJRY Yard Expansion

$222,851

CP Unit Train Haul Road Bridge

$513,012

Cerro Gordo – Liquid Transload

$184,000

Total recommended funding

$2,528,931

For more information, contact: Laura Hutzell at 515-239-1066 or 
Laura.Hutzell@iowadot.us


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