Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster

Beshear Approves $2.2 Million for Railroad Improvements

RAILROAD crossing 300FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/23/13) - Governor Steve Beshear today announced nearly $2.2 million in grants to help fund safety improvements at railroad crossings in 17 Kentucky counties.

"Transportation safety in all its forms, including railroad safety, has been a high priority throughout my administration," Gov. Beshear said. "Many accidents involving trains, motor vehicles and pedestrians can be avoided with improved signaling equipment, lighting and railroad crossing conditions. That's the objective with all the grants being announced today."

The grants, all of which require a dollar-for-dollar match from the railroad companies, are funded through the Kentucky Railroad Crossing Improvement Program, which is administered by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

The cabinet processed applications for 105 projects at 99 crossing locations. Thirty-nine projects are for crossing reconstruction. Sixty-six projects involve added or improved signals, including upgrades to LED (light-emitting diode) lighting.

R.J. Corman Railroad is carrying out 77 of the projects. Twenty-two of the projects are by TransKentucky Transportation Inc., and six are by Paducah & Louisville Railroad.

Six of the projects are on crossings at which passenger trains are prohibited and the speed limit for freight trains is 10 mph because of substandard track conditions.

At least 11 of the projects are on crossings at which there has been at least one crash involving motor vehicles or pedestrians in the last five years.

For a complete list of projects in Graves, Todd, Logan, Warren, Grayson, Hardin, Nelson, Jefferson, Shelby, Franklin, Woodford, Scott, Fayette, Bourbon, Nicholas, Fleming and Mason, click HERE.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Kerri Richardson

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

Owensboro Police Department Activity Reports

OWENSBORO, Ky. (7/28/2014) — Owensboro Police Department reported the following recent arrests and citations: Todd… Read More

Dont Miss Out on a Howl of a Good Time

OWENSBORO, Ky. (7/28/14) — The Owensboro Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the 9th annual 'Gone to the… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

July 28, 2014 2852

Madisonville Woman Arrested for Being a…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 2415

Madisonville Man Arrested for Endangering…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 25, 2014 2283

No One Injured in Truck-Train Collision

in Top Stories by Ami Clayton, SurfKY News
July 28, 2014 1947

Disagreement Over Killing Snake in House…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 25, 2014 1586

Business Spotlight - McQuady's Automotive

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

July 28, 2014 2852

Madisonville Woman Arrested for Being a…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 2415

Madisonville Man Arrested for Endangering…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 25, 2014 2283

No One Injured in Truck-Train Collision

in Top Stories by Ami Clayton, SurfKY News
July 28, 2014 1947

Disagreement Over Killing Snake in House…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 1503

Two Injured in Vehicle Collision on…

in Top Stories by William Roundtree

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

July 28, 2014 895

Zuberer Takes Over at Quarterback for…

in News by Steve LeMaster
July 28, 2014 822

Dont Miss Out on a Howl of a Good Time

in News by Brittni Bunn
July 28, 2014 609

Instant Admissions Day is Aug. 1, 2014

in News by Bernie Hale
July 28, 2014 336

Prosecutors Mull Over Whether to Charge…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
July 28, 2014 230

Owensboro Police Department Activity…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

July 25, 2014 1586

Business Spotlight - McQuady's Automotive

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 25, 2014 1382

Business Spotlight - Blue Moon Car Wash

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 28, 2014 1059

Foot Pursuit Ends with Arrest

in Top Stories by Christopher Rogers
July 25, 2014 1027

Open Mic, Bike Night Offer Good Times in…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
July 28, 2014 991

Boys of Broad to Launch Video at Cinema 4

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 06social 21social 22social 04social 03