By Clare McGraw
Whitman County Gazette 

State secures $112 million for railroad

Grant funds to pay for rail improvements


October 5, 2023

Roger Harnack | The Gazette

Government and private business representatives gather with the "Grain Train" at the Highline Grail rail facility .

FOUR LAKES – The railway system serving Eastern Washington's wheat industry in Adams, Lincoln, Whitman, Grant and southern Spokane Counties will be getting a facelift, thanks to $112 million in grants.

The state Department of Transportation has been awarded s $72.8 million grant for the Palouse River and Coulee City Railroad Project.

The grant, a product of the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration's Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvement program, is dedicated to enhancing passenger and freight rail safety, efficiency and reliability.

Bolstering this federal grant is a $...

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