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 $750,000 may be requested. Funding requires a 30 percent match by the applicant.

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Supported Projects

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

Application Resources and 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. 

DRPT's WebGrants

DRPT’s WebGrants site is the portal that allows DRPT’s partners to apply for funding, submit reimbursement requests, manage grants, and report performance requirements.