Benjamin Transport will invest $30 million in infrastructure improvements and new rail, bus and rail freight terminals in Kentucky and expand its rail, truck and trucking operations, Gov.
Steve Beshear announced Tuesday.
The investment will include a rail corridor that will connect the city of Kentucky with Louisville, Ky., the governor said.
The project also includes a new rail bridge that will allow for the construction of a new freight rail line.
“We are creating a state-of-the-art rail corridor in Kentucky, and we are putting Kentucky first, for the benefit of Kentucky’s economy and our citizens,” Beshears office said in a news release.
Beshear said the $30 billion investment will help create more than 600,000 jobs.
He also announced the creation of a $5 million fund to provide infrastructure improvements for the state’s farmers, ranchers, and business owners.
Other Kentucky projects include a $7.8 million bridge that can carry up to 1 million passengers per day and a $15 million expansion of the Kentucky River Parkway to connect to Interstate 64.
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