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Ames, Iowa – July 10, 2018 – The Iowa Transportation Commission approved more than $2.5 million in grant funding for five transportation infrastructure projects under the Linking Iowa’s Freight Transportation System (LIFTS) program. The LIFTS program provides grants for projects that help meet the changing demands of Iowa’s multimodal freight system. The program provides funding for freight intermodal or freight rail projects that have economic and public benefit by enhancing the shipment of freight. The five proposed projects will assist in providing more efficient transportation of products using rail and truck at multiple locations across Iowa.

Following is the list of LIFTS projects approved by the Commission. 



Moravia Rail Propane


Garner Industry Track


KJRY Yard Expansion


CP Unit Train Haul Road Bridge


Cerro Gordo – Liquid Transload


Total recommended funding


For more information, contact: Laura Hutzell at 515-239-1066 or

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