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By Kara Davidson
Gazette Reporter 

$5.7 million from BUILD: PCC Railroad gets grant for bridge, track upgrades


December 27, 2018

Palouse River & Coulee City Railroad has received a $5.7 million Federal Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development grant. Three of PCC rail’s branch lines will be improved to allow them to carry 286,000-pound rail cars. The project includes replacing, refurbishing or rebuilding 10 bridges, replacing about 4.6 miles of rail and rehabilitating nearly 16.3 miles of track structure.

The funding award was announced at last Thursday’s Port of Whitman meeting by Port Commissioner Tom Kammerzell.

The BUILD grant program, previously known as Transportation Investment Generating Econom...

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