PennDOT’s Bureau of Rail Freight, Ports and Waterways has opened the application period for the 2018-19 Rail Transportation Assistance Program (RTAP) and the Rail Freight Assistance Program (RFAP). Applications for both programs are available on the Bureau’s website (https://www.dotgrants.state.pa.us/RailFreight/) until 4:00 pm on Thursday, August 30th. Pennsylvania ranks first in the country in the number of operating railroads, with 64, and ranks near the top in total track mileage, with more than 5,600 miles. In the last grant period, PennDOT awarded $32 million for 27 rail freight projects.
DUI-Sobriety Checkpoints will be conducted by State Police in Mifflin and Juniata Counties throughout the remainder of August and into September. Police will be targeting roadways that experience a high volume of DUI arrests and crashes.
Fourteen students from the Geisinger Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing graduated last Friday (August 3rd). The students received their diploma in professional nursing and will soon be taking exams to become certified registered nurses. Geisinger-Lewistown’s School of Nursing accepts students year-round with classes starting in August every year. To learn more, call 717-242-7930 or visit https://www.geisinger.org/health-professions/glh-nursing.
New Student Orientation for Mifflin County High School is tomorrow (August 15th) at 6:30 pm. There will be a brief introductory meeting (approximately 10 minutes) in the auditorium and then self-guided tours to follow.