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New Podcast Episode Discusses Shortline Rail on Delmarva

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Cliff Grunstra talks rail infrastructure and opportunities to leverage rail for economic development

Cliff Grunstra from Delmarva Central Railroad

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​Cliff Grunstra, Chief Marketing Officer for the Delmarva Central Railroad, ​talks about the role of shortline railroad operations in freight movement, upgrades to rail infrastructure on Delmarva, and opportunities to leverage rail for economic development.​

On the latest episode of First State Insights, Cliff Grunstra, Chief Marketing Officer for the Delmarva Central Railroad, speaks with Troy Mix, Associate Director of the University of Delaware's Institute for Public Administration (IPA), about the role of shortline railroads on Delmarva.

Cliff has more than a decade of experience in the railroad industry, including working for Carload Express, Inc. since 2015. The Delmarva Central Railroad Company, which is a subsidiary of CEI, operates 188 miles of rail line in Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia and is managed locally from offices in Harrington, Delaware.

Topics covered in this June 14, 2021 interview include the role of shortline railroad operations in freight movement, upgrades to rail infrastructure on Delmarva, and opportunities to leverage rail for economic development.

This episode is a special #FreightFriday edition of First State Insights made possible by the Delmarva Freight Working Group—an ongoing transportation planning and economic development partnership coordinated by IPA, the Delaware Department of Transportation, and Delaware's three Metropolitan Planning Organizations: the Dover/Kent County MPO, the Salisbury/Wicomico MPO, and WILMAPCO.

​Opening and closing music: "I Dunno" by Grapes, used under Creative Commons 3.0 License​.

Tune to First State Insights for information, perspectives, and analysis—"IPA"—on public policy, management, and community and economic development in Delaware. In the coming weeks, expect interviews across multiple sectors from business people, brewers, and entrepreneurs to urban planners, environmentalists, educators, and caregivers.

Listen to First State Insights

Visit IPA's SoundCloud page to see a full list of episodes, or search for "First State Insights" to listen wherever you get your podcasts.​​​​​

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