East Ohio Valley Railway Receives Funding to Rehabilitate Four At-Grade Crossings

East Ohio Valley Railway LogoPittsburgh, PA – May 20, 2024 – On May 16, 2024, the Ohio Rail Development Commission approved a grant in the amount of $255,000 to East Ohio Valley Railway to help with rehabilitation of four private, at-grade crossings. The total project cost is estimated at $510,000.

The project involves the complete reconstruction of four at-grade crossings, two of which serve Hannibal Industrial Park and two that serve Long Ridge Energy Terminal. They provide the sole public access (including a large percentage of trucks) for these two rail-served facilities. Track conditions would be substantially improved by the grade crossing reconstruction project as the track structure would be completely rebuilt with new panelized track.

Matthew Dietrich, Executive Director of the Rail Commission, said, “EOVR is making substantial investments in the rail line and increasing rail traffic. We are glad to be part of a project that assists the railroad and its customers.”

“East Ohio Valley Railway is extremely grateful for the support of the Ohio Rail Development Commission, which supports safety and efficiency on Transtar’s newest railroad. We are excited to partner with the ORDC going forward to enhance economic growth in eastern Ohio,” said Jonathan G. Carnes, President & CEO, Transtar, LLC.


About East Ohio Valley Railway, LLC


As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Transtar, LLC, East Ohio Valley Railroad operates a 12.2-mile railroad in Ohio that interchanges with Norfolk Southern and provides rail switching services for Long Ridge Energy Terminal and the Hannibal Industrial Park located in Hannibal, Ohio.  On June 1, 2024, EOVR will begin leasing 18 additional miles of track from Norfolk Southern (NS) between Powhatan Point and Bellaire, with interchange taking place at Mingo Junction, Ohio.

About Transtar, LLC


Transtar, LLC owns and operates six Class III freight railroads and a contract switching company transporting raw materials, semi-finished products, and finished products for a wide range of industries.  Transtar’s experienced management team maintains its railroads and service levels to the highest standards.  Tracing its roots back over 130 years, Transtar has an established legacy of serving industrial users and is positioned for rapid growth in the freight transportation market.  Elsewhere in Ohio, Transtar also owns and operates the Lake Terminal Railroad in Lorain, Ohio.  Lake Terminal is a Class III connecting with Norfolk Southern and CSXT.


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