Monday, November 21, 2011

USDOT receives 32 letters of support for Port of Quincy rail intermodal terminal

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More than 30 legislators (state and federal), businesses, organizations and communities have recently sent letters to the U.S. Department of Transportation, expressing extensive support for a TIGER Grant to expand the Port of Quincy Intermodal Terminal in Washington State.

The 32 letters of support request that the USDOT award a TIGER Grant to the Port of Quincy for infrastructure improvements and to increase cargo and shipment capacity at the "Port of Quincy Intermodal Terminal".

The Port of Quincy Intermodal Terminal is located in central Washington on a key cross-country Seattle-Chicago rail mainline and near a major interstate freeway (I-90).

In particular, the Port of Quincy's proposed infrastructure improvement project to the USDOT would extend the rail siding from the Intermodal Terminal two more miles to the east, provide gravel surfacing to accommodate the placement of more shipping containers in the Intermodal Terminal and purchase additional intermodal shipping containers and equipment for use by the Port at/or in the Intermodal Terminal.

The primary reason that the Port of Quincy needs to make the above mentioned infrastructure improvements to the Intermodal Terminal is because usage and business at the Port of Quincy Intermodal Terminal has increased dramatically in the last couple of years.

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