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Kinzinger Applauds Grant Award for City of Peru Rail Project

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Washington, June 11, 2019 | Maura Gillespie (202-225-3635) | comments
Congressman Kinzinger released the following statement on the news that the City of Peru was awarded a grant for their rail access project, PISCES II.
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Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) was notified by the Department of Transportation that the City of Peru has been awarded over $6 million under the Fiscal Year 2018 Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Grant Program. Upon receiving this news, Congressman Kinzinger released this statement:

This grant award for the City of Peru is great news for the 16th Congressional District and our entire region. With this investment, city officials can move forward on plans to improve railway routes and the capacity to access new economic opportunities. I’m grateful to the Department of Transportation for recognizing the needs in our community and the value that the City of Peru’s Pisces II Project will bring to the area.”

The Peru Intermodal, Safety, Congestion, and Energy Security Project, Phase II (PISCES II) is part of a series of projects aimed at improving rail access and expanding the routes needed to safely and efficiently haul materials produced in the City of Peru.

On June 7, 2019, the Department of Transportation informed the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials about the FY18 CRISI grant for the City of Peru’s PISCES II project. Following the notice to Congress, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao said, “These investments in intercity passenger and freight rail will benefit surrounding communities, make grade crossings safer and improve service reliability.”

For more on the Department of Transportation’s grant opportunities, please visit the DOT website here:

For more on the PISCES II project, please see visit the City of Peru website here:

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