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Newhouse Praises Grant County Transportation Project

August 3, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Transportation announced a grant for transportation projects in Grant County:

“Completing the Northern Columbia Basin Rail Project will create a more efficient and reliable rail system,” said Rep. Newhouse. “The federal government has an important role to play when it comes to modernizing America’s aging infrastructure, and this award is great news for development in Grant County.”

Grant Description:

The project will complete construction of the Northern Columbia Basin Rail Project. The project will (1) construct a new, approximately 4.5-mile line along the Wheeler Industrial Corridor and reroute existing aging rail infrastructure to this new route; (2) construct approximately three miles of new rail lines to access industrial lands adjacent to the Grant County International Airport; and (3) upgrade and modernize approximately three miles of existing rail line to current standards.

Additional details can be found here.