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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

WSDOT has funds available for freight rail projects

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The Washington State Department of Transportation is accepting applications to receive state funding for freight rail projects in Washington that create family-wage jobs and demonstrate the economic and environmental advantages of freight rail.

Railroads, port districts, rail districts, private companies and local governments are eligible to apply for part of nearly $8 million in project grants and loans available through two state programs, the Freight Rail Assistance Program and the Freight Rail Investment Bank.

Selected projects aim to improve freight mobility, help ease congestion on busy highways, reduce wear and tear on state roads and strengthen the state's economy through domestic and international trade.

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