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By Victoria Fowler
Gazette Reporter 

Port vows support for railcar funding


October 24, 2019

Port of Whitman commissioners Thursday approved a motion to give support to PNW Co-op on their Freight Rail Assistance Program application and match $100,000 with approval of the application.

The support was passed on a 2-0 vote, with Port Commissioner Kammerzell abstaining from the vote for a conflict of interest.

Bud Riedner, PNW Co-op, came before the Port commissioners to request funding and support for the FRAP application to obtain new railcars.

Riedner plans on applying for $900,000 on the application which was due on Oct. 18.

According to the Washington State Department of Transport...

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