Fed rail administrator to discuss NH rail grant

Federal rail administrator to discuss New Hampshire railroad grant

Associated Press

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- A federal railroad official is speaking in New Hampshire about a $1.4 million grant awarded to the state to improve 42 miles of rail line in the Northcoast Railroad Project between Rochester and Ossipee.

Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph Szabo is scheduled to be in Rochester on Friday to discuss the grant and the project.

It's one of 52 projects in 37 states selected to receive funding under the U.S. Department of Transportation's competitive grant program, referred to as TIGER grants.

In announcing the grant earlier this week, New Hampshire's congressional delegation said the upgrades will improve safety and reliability, while enabling increased speeds for trains.

A news conference is scheduled at 11 a.m. at Ossipee Aggregates on North Coast Road in Rochester.

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