Iowa DOT News Release

$6.2 million awarded through Iowa’s Railroad Revolving Loan and Grant Program

Posted on: October 12, 2021

AMES, Iowa – October 12, 2021 – The Iowa Transportation Commission approved $6.2 million in funding for seven rail infrastructure and related rail development projects under the Railroad Revolving Loan and Grant (RRLG) Program. The projects are expected to support the creation and retention of 285 jobs within three years of project completion.

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

Targeted Job Creation projects



Clinton Connecting Track, Wabash Cannonball, LLC



Charles City Terminal, Charles City Rail Terminal, LLC



Project Peony, City of Sioux City



CP Unit Train Expansion, Pattison Sand Company



Rail Network Improvement projects



Railport Expansion and upgrades, Ten D/Merchants Distribution Service



RR Expansion and upgrade, Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad



Rail Port Planning & Development projects



Oskaloosa Industrial Park Transload Facility, Mahaska Chamber and Development Group



Total Awarded Funding:





For more information, contact: Ed Engle at 515-239-1058 or

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