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11/30/2006



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UP changes proposed San Antonio intermodal terminal's layout to ease school district's traffic concerns



Yesterday, Union Pacific Railroad announced it completed a preliminary layout design for a proposed $90 million intermodal terminal near San Antonio that addresses traffic issues raised by a local school district.

Truck and auto access, and egress points will be located at Interstate 35. UP previously proposed locating the terminal’s entrance off Pearsall Road, along which many of the districts students are bused.

The 300-acre facility will handle general merchandise containers and trailers for retailers and distribution centers, as well as auto parts for Toyota’s new San Antonio plant. The terminal will feature computer systems designed to coordinate all rail-car, truck, trailer and container moves, and reduce the time a truck stops at the gate from the national average of four minutes to about one minute.

UP plans to begin building the terminal next year and complete the facility in 2008.


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