Iowa DOT News Release

More than $3.1 million made available through Iowa’s Railroad Revolving Loan and Grant Program

Posted on: October 03, 2018

DECORAH, Iowa – Oct. 9, 2018 – Today the Iowa Transportation Commission approved more than $3.1 million in funding for five rail infrastructure and related rail development projects under Iowa’s Railroad Revolving Loan and Grant Program. The projects are expected to support the creation and retention of 136 jobs within three years of project completion. The proposed developments will leverage millions in new capital investments across the state.

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

Targeted job creation projects



Heartland Goodwill Enterprises



UP Rail Improvements at Quaker Oats



Pattison Sand Company



Rail network improvement projects



Farmers Feed and Grain Rail Improvement                                



KJRY Yard Enhancements



Total Recommended Funding:



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