A Clayton County rail project has been awarded funding from the state.
The Pattison Sand Company in the town of Clayton was awarded a $700,000 loan and a $252,000 grant for rail service improvements. DOT spokesperson Laura Hutzell:
She says they will use the money to help move the sand.
The rail funding works similar to money given for roadway projects. If job creation is tied to the money, the companies have to prove they created the jobs.
Projects in Clear Lake and Davenport also received funding.
(story courtesy of Radio Iowa)