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Port of Vancouver to improve and upgrade rail access

Tuesday, 12 April 2011 02:41:45 (GMT+2)   -  

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US Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Monday that work can now begin on the West Vancouver freight access project in Washington State now that an agreement has been signed between the US Department of Transportation and the Port of Vancouver.

The project will make improvements for the entire Port of Vancouver by creating access and eliminating a freight chokepoint. The upgrade will improve rail entry at the port while reducing the possibility of train collisions and alleviating congestion.  "Building better access for the Port will help move goods in and out of Vancouver more quickly," said Secretary LaHood. "This will help business and create jobs, and the ripple effect will benefit the entire region."

The project, received a $10 million grant from the US Department of Transportation's TIGER II (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) program on October 30, 2010. 

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