A central Indiana city's mayor says he hopes a project to re-activate 12 miles of railroad line will help the area's economy.
The $5.5 million project will return tracks between Kokomo and Tipton into service. The partnership between Kokomo Grain, US Rail and Norfolk Southern railroad will cut a couple days off the delivery of the grain company's freight.
Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight said the project announced Monday will improve rail access for companies in the city.
The Norfolk Southern line has been dormant since 1997, the Kokomo Tribune reported.
US Rail President Gabe Hall said the project is expected to be completed around March, when the company will operate trains on the line.