Eleven short-line railroads received more than $700,000 in funding grants from Saskatchewan's Shortline Railway Sustainability Program, according to the provincial government. "Our government recognizes short lines are an effective transportation alternative for grain producers and other shippers to get products to market," said Jim Reiter, Highways and Infrastructure minister. "In addition to supporting economic development in rural Saskatchewan, short-line railways help reduce heavy truck traffic and road wear on our highways."

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