The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Greg Thomas has approved the issuance of $929,004 in grants to improve multimodal freight transportation through the KY Rail Crossing Improvement Program. Administered through the KYTC Division of Planning, these funds are used to maintain and improve local and regional railroads. Three applicants submitted requests for railroad improvement funds. Awards were issued to Paducah and Louisville Railroad, RJ Corman Railroad Group, and Port of Louisville Railroad to fund improvements for 16 projects affecting 14 crossings. Awardees will be reimbursed 50% of the total project cost through the program for the $1.9 million in rail improvements.