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Miami port to receive TIGER II grant for intermodal project


The U.S. Department of Transportation recently notified Congress of its intent to award a $22.7 million TIGER II grant to the Port of Miami for an intermodal project, according to Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.). The funds would come from the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) discretionary grant program.

The Port of Miami Rail Access Project calls for restoring a rail line to enable cargo to be moved to an inland distribution center and alleviate traffic congestion in and around the port. The port plans to establish intermodal container rail service by improving track and bridges, and constructing an intermodal yard.

The project would restore Florida East Coast Railway’s access to the port.

“This is one important step that will help the Port of Miami better respond to the increased amount of cargo and ship traffic expected as a result of the expansion of the Panama Canal,” said Nelson in a prepared statement.

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