National Gateway Initiative

The National Gateway Clearance Initiative is an improvement program to achieve a minimum of 21 feet of clearance along CSX Transportation Inc’s (CSX) rail corridor so that double-stacked intermodal railcars can be transported between Mid-Atlantic States and their ports to Midwest markets. Phase I of the National Gateway Clearance Initiative includes federally funded clearance improvements and other rail improvements between Northwest Ohio and Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) awarded a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Discretionary Grant to the National Gateway Freight Rail Corridor. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are partnering to administer the implementation of the TIGER grant on behalf of the U.S. DOT and in collaboration with the states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Maryland and CSX.