Washington State provides funding for rail infrastructure projects

Carolina Worrell, July 14, 2015, Railway Age

The Northern Columbia Basin Railroad Project, which received $20.9 million in funding, is a critical economic development, job creation and freight mobility project in Washington State that will enhance and improve rail access to vital industries in the northern Columbia Basin area near Moses Lake, Wash. In particular, the Northern Columbia Basin Railroad Project will provide expanded freight rail service to the Moses Lake area, from the Wheeler Road Corridor across town to the Port of Moses Lake’s Grant County International Airport Industrial Area. In addition, the project is integral to preserving existing manufacturing jobs and related investment in central Washington, while helping to bring new business opportunities, job creation and economic development to the region, the state says.

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