Indiana Rail Upgrade Decision Expected this Fall

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) _ Officials are expecting a decision from a federal agency by the end of October on plans for upgrading 106 miles of railroad tracks through southern Indiana.
The proposal from Louisville & Indiana Railroad and CSX Transportation would allow the line between Indianapolis and Louisville, Kentucky, to handle larger and faster trains.
The companies had expected a decision from the federal Surface Transportation Board during the summer. Louisville & Indiana Railroad president John Goldman tells The Republic construction would start next year if approval is granted this fall.


Columbus Mayor Kristen Brown says she remains concerned about an increase in train traffic causing more delays for drivers and emergency vehicles.

Goldman says the project would allow trains to get through crossing much faster.