Our Grant Programs

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Rail Industrial Access (RIA)

Program Background

The Rail Industrial Access Program promotes truck diversion by providing grant assistance to connect new or expanding businesses to the freight railroad network. A grant of up to $450,000 may be requested. Funding requires a 30% match by the applicant.

Supported Projects

  • Engineering
  • Site preparation (including grading and drainage)
  • Track construction
  • Track rehabilitation
  • Track improvement
  • Environmental mitigation
  • Mainline railroad switch

Application Resources & Timeline  

For detailed information on the application timeline, goals, eligibility requirements, eligible expenses, and application process for all DRPT administered grants programs, view the resources below:

Application Timeline

  • Applications are accepted throughout the year. 

Application Resources

RIA Application

RIA Application Procedure Guide

RIA Scoring Sheet