Greg Pence Highlights Indiana Rail Industry at Transportation Hearing

March 4, 2020
Press Release


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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Greg Pence (IN-06) today highlighted the robust rail industry in Indiana and the Sixth District at a Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials hearing. Pence gave a shoutout to Rail Industry leaders and activists in recognition of Railroad Day on Capitol Hill. Hundreds of professionals from the industry fight for the issues that affect us all on this day, and Pence lends his support to policies that increase the safety and efficiency of American railroad infrastructure.

 

Last year, Pence worked with local leaders to secure a $4.2 Million Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to update the Graham Creek Bridge in Madison, Indiana. The $4.2 million project will rehabilitate the 140-year-old Graham Creek Bridge, which connects Jefferson and Jennings counties in the 6th District

 

“In my home state of Indiana, 22 regional railroads span over 1,200 miles, we live up to our nickname: the Crossroads of America. Six of those Class III short lines run right through my district in Southeast Indiana,” said Congressman Pence. “Small communities, like so many in my district, are not seeing important federal dollars. I will continue to work with local leaders to encourage more public-private partnerships so small rural communities will be able to act on the funding that bolsters our rail industry and runs our economy.”

 

To watch Pence’s full hearing remarks, click here.

   

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Congressman Greg Pence represents Indiana’s 6th District. From Columbus, Indiana, Pence advocates for conservative Hoosier values as a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and House Foreign Affairs Committee.