The U.S. Department of Transportation on Friday announced it has awarded the City of Peru more than 6 million dollars to help fund rail improvements.

The grant will go toward Phase Two of the Peru Intermodal, Safety, Congestion and Energy Security Project – also known as PISCES 2. It’s a series of projects aimed at improving rail access and expanding the routes needed to safely and efficiently haul materials produced in the City of Peru.

U.S. Congressman Adam Kinzinger on Tuesday announced the grant, and issued a statement saying he’s grateful to the department for recognizing the value PISCES 2 will bring to Peru and the area.

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