Local Railroad Authority Gets $1.3 Million For Steamburg to Poland Center Track, Crossing Upgrades

POLAND CENTER – The Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany and Steuben South Tier Extension Railroad Authority, will receive $1.3 million for track rehabilitation and grade crossing improvements from Steamburg to Poland Center.

The grant is part of the $27.1 million state-wide grant announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo  to fund rail and port improvement projects across New York State. The grants, from the Governor’s Passenger and Freight Rail Assistance Program, will support projects that strengthen infrastructure and economic development.

“New York’s rail and port infrastructure is critical to local economies across the state, and these grants will not only support existing commercial activities but to help attract new business investments as well,” Cuomo said. “With these improvements, we can keep these economic engines running, and ensure safe and efficient travel for both passenger and freight customers statewide.”