Pittsburgh, PA – December 20, 2023 – Union Railroad, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Transtar, LLC, is pleased to announce the award of a $2.1 million grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to support critical infrastructure improvements along its rail lines. This investment will enable Union Railroad to replace approximately 15,000 ties in the Classification Yard in Duquesne, and the North Bessemer Yard in Penn Hills, enhancing safety, reliability, and efficiency for freight transportation in the region.

“We are grateful for PennDOT’s recognition of the importance of Union Railroad’s role in Pennsylvania’s economy,” said Jon Carnes, Transtar CEO. “This grant will allow us to make significant upgrades to our infrastructure, as part of our ongoing commitment to ensuring the continued safe and efficient movement of goods that are essential to our state’s businesses and communities.”

About Union Railroad

As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Transtar, LLC, Union Railroad (URR) has been and continues to be an important component in the industrial development and manufacturing business in this region. The URR serves a 10-mile radius in the greater Pittsburgh, PA area. URR also provides car storage, locomotive and car repair, and a variety of transload facilities, and features several undeveloped rail-served industrial sites.

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.

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