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Inhofe Applauds $10 Million Grant to Bring Rail Access to Southeast Oklahoma

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 11:34:21 CDT

 Inhofe Applauds $10 Million Grant to Bring Rail Access to Southeast Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) applauded an announcement by the Department of Transportation (DOT) that the Kiamichi Tri-State Freight Rail Improvement Project was selected for a Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvement (CRISI) grant of $10 million. This project will provide needed safety upgrades and replace or restore 36 miles of track to bring rail access to the town of Antlers and all of Pushmataha County.

"I am pleased to see the Department of Transportation award $10 million to fund the Kiamichi Tri-State Freight Rail Improvement Project," Inhofe said. "This funding will not only bring needed upgrades to this vital railway, but it will bring necessary rail access to the people of Southeast Oklahoma, spurring regional economic activity and job growth. I have always said one of the most important things we should be doing here in Congress is ensuring our infrastructure is up-to-date and I am glad the Trump administration continues to make Oklahoma communities like Antlers and Pushmataha county a major priority."

"The CRISI grant is a tremendous boost for the revitalization of this line and to the economic development in southeast Oklahoma," Oklahoma Secretary of Transportation Tim Gatz said. "The safety improvements at crossings are a critical component to the growth potential for the line. The project award and strong support from our congressional delegation certainly speak to the regional importance of the KRR with commerce connections into other areas of Oklahoma and directly with rail networks into two neighboring states."

"We are so excited to see the State of Oklahoma receive the CRISI grant," Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton said. "We have supported this application from the beginning, and are proud to be a partner with the State and local businesses in this project. This project will have long lasting, positive impacts to Choctaw Nation and the rest of Oklahoma. We applaud the US Department of Transportation and Oklahoma Congressional Delegation for their support and prioritizing investment in businesses in the Antlers, Ok area. This award shows that businesses on our reservation are successful and ready to expand and continue to grow our region's and the state's economy."



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