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RJ Corman Adds 100 Jobs For Shortline Rail Project

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RJ Corman Railroad Group’s Appalachian Regional Shortline Project has been awarded a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant of $17.5 million that will enable the rehabilitation of hundreds of miles on five unconnected short-line railroads in Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia.

Short lines are smaller freight railroads that provide local businesses with a link to the national network of Class I railroads. Corman Railroad Group operates short lines in Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

The Corman project will include rail, ballast, crossties, grade crossing improvements and bridgework.

The Nicholasville-based rail company plans to hire 100 workers for the project, which is expected to begin in April.

The transportation infrastructure grant will be matched by a 20 percent company investment of $4.1 million and the state will contribute $200,000 to bring the total project investment to $21.9 million.