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By Teresa Simpson
Gazette Reporter 

Railroad project receives $72.8 million grant

Palouse River and Coulee Railroad Project to improve Whitman County grain commerce


September 28, 2023

COLFAX — Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) received a $72.8 million grant for the Palouse River and Coulee City Railroad (PCC) Project from the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration’s Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvement (CRISI) program for funding projects that improve passenger and freight rail safety, efficiency, and reliability.

WSDOT Rail, Freight, and Ports Spokeswoman Janet Matkin said the PCC project’s $72.8 million grant is matched with $39.2 million in local and private funds, with a total budget of $112 million. “This is a big succe...

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