Causer Announces $1.9 Million Rail Freight Assistance Grant For Bradford's ARG
Will Create 5 Jobs/Help Remove 40,000 Trucks From State & Local Highways
HARRISBURG – Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) today announced a $1.9 million investment in freight-rail infrastructure in McKean County.
Specifically, the funding was awarded to American Refining Group Inc. to rehabilitate 3,700 feet of track and to add new loading racks for the refinery. The total project cost is more than $6 million.
“ARG is the country’s oldest continuously operated oil refinery, but more importantly it is a vital part of our local economy,” Causer said. “The demand for its Pennsylvania grade crude oil is on the rise, and this expansion of ARG’s infrastructure will allow the company to better meet that demand.”
According to ARG officials, the project will allow the company to safely handle an estimated 10,000 rail cars, create five jobs and retain more than 300 jobs. It also will help remove 40,000 trucks from state and local highways.
The grant is part of a state investment of more than $18 million in freight-rail infrastructure projects across the Commonwealth.