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Bullock, feds to announce money for railroad fix

By Associated Press
Published On: May 30 2013 07:34:36 AM MDT
Updated On: May 30 2013 07:35:20 AM MDT
BILLINGS, Mont. -

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and federal officials are scheduled to announce a grant Thursday that will help pay for the restoration of the Central Montana Railroad.
    
The grain-hauling line near Lewistown was severely damaged in 2011 when flooding buckled a trestle over the Judith River. That forced farmers to pay more to ship their grain to market by truck.
    
Bullock spokeswoman Judy Beck says the repairs will be paid for by a combination of $1 million in federal grants and $3 million in grants from the state Departments of Transportation and Commerce.
    
Bullock plans to join U.S. Economic Development Administration Deputy Assistant Secretary Matt Erskine to announce the grant awards at an event in Lewistown.