Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Vancouver USA Port Finds New Funds For Rail Project

The Washington State Port of Vancouver has secured another round of funding to continue work on its West Vancouver Freight Access project.

The $2.9 million in federal funding, part of the final 2010 Consolidated Appropriations Act, brings the total now secured by the port for the project to $10.2 million, with just under $8 million remaining to be raised.

The project, which began construction in November 2009, is designed to reduce congestion and improve train speeds and efficiencies on the BNSF rails in and around the port.

When completed in 2017, the project will triple the rail car capacity of the port-area BNSF tracks.