Economic Development

  • MDOT CSX Railroad near Fowlerville Elevator

    MDOT has two programs that were established to help preserve and provide access to Michigan’s rail system.

    Preserve: The Michigan Rail Loan Assistance Program (MiRLAP) provides no-interest loans to railroads for infrastructure preservation and improvements. The next planned call for projects will be announced soon.

    Access: The Freight Economic Development Program assists new or expanding rail customers with up to 50 percent of the costs associated with rail infrastructure on their property, like rail spurs. Projects need to have associated job creation and rail car generation. Applications are accepted at any time of the year.

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    Nikkie Johnson, 517-335-0939