The Indiana Department of Transportation is making funds available for communities looking to get on the right track.
Through the Local Trax program, INDOT has made $125 million available to communities across the state for high-priority railroad safety projects on local roads.
Local Trax provides state matching funds for Indiana cities, towns, and counties interested in pursuing high-priority railroad grade separations, crossing closures, and other safety enhancements at railroad intersections with local roads.
The grant program is likened to the Community Crossings Grant, which provides funding for road repair. All grants provided through the program will come with an 80/20 match.
Project proposals will be accepted beginning in May. The application window will stay open through the end of August, with a funding announcement expected in late summer.
INDOT will host a series of meetings across the state to discuss program requirements with city officials. The last of those meetings will be held at the Vincennes District Office on Friday, April 20th at 1:00 p.m.