Harrisburg – Sept. 6, 2018 – A $500,000 state grant for environmental upgrades at the Three Rivers Marine and Rail Terminals in Glassport has been secured by state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland).

“This is an important project for the facility,” Brewster said.  “The grant will be used to ensure that the environmental upgrades to the ponds on site meet all state standards.”

Brewster said the project includes synthetic liners and outfalls for two ponds.  He said that officials at Three Rivers Marine and Rail Terminals have worked with state and county environmental officials to ensure that all requirements are met. 

“The redevelopment of our region, including the growth of business and jobs, requires state investment,” Brewster said.  “Finding state resources to complete local projects will pay dividends for years to come.”

Brewster said that the funding was approved through the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program. 

Brewster said that he, along with state Rep. Bill Kortz (D-Allegheny) who represents Glassport in the state House of Representatives, know the importance of securing state funding of local projects.  He said he and Kortz actively seek funding from various state programs, including those on the state’s capital budget.   

The senator said that Gov. Tom Wolf was instrumental in helping find the dollars for the grant. 

“The governor has stepped up and worked to fund important grants for worthwhile projects,” Brewster said. 

The state Department of Environmental Protection has worked closely with Three Rivers Marine and Rail Terminal on the project.

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