The U.S. Department of Transportation and Ohio Rail Development Commission recently reached an agreement governing the release of a $98 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant for work associated with CSX Corp.’s National Gateway intermodal initiative.
The TIGER grant will enable CSX and its partners to complete the first corridor project through northwest Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Maryland.
The $842 million National Gateway calls for establishing a double-stack corridor between Mid-Atlantic ports and Midwestern markets by upgrading three rail corridors running through six states and the District of Columbia, and building and expanding intermodal terminals. The public-private partnership initiative is designed to shorten transit times and expand shippers’ access to rail services, as well as reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and fuel usage.
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