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Grant program targeting MI railroads launched

MARQUETTE, MI— A rail project in Marquette County is getting money through the new 2023 Michigan Rail Enhancement Grant Program.

M-REP grants reimburse up to 70 percent of project costs associated with railroad track, bridges, grade crossings, rail scales to weigh freight cars on mainline corridors and at rail yards, intermodal facilities, and transload facilities.

Movable equipment or freight rail rolling stock may be considered if plans are submitted that provide adequate controls for Michigan-specific use.

Mineral Range, Incorporated has received $769,860 to relay four miles of trail in Marquette County.

The Michigan Department of Transportation is partnering with Mineral Range on the $1,099,800 project.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.