Yoho Statement on $7.7 million in funding for NE Florida Rural Railyard Project
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) praised the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for allocating $7.7 million for a railyard in Baker County Florida under their Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) program.
The funding will be used for right-of-way acquisition, preliminary engineering, and environmental analysis and documentation, and builds a roughly 72-acre railyard in Baker County, Florida. The railyard will be the anchor for a new transload facility. The project allows Florida Gulf & Atlantic (FGA) to stage trains there instead of hauling all freight 125 miles west to Tallahassee prior to interchange with CSX. Congressman Yoho released the following statement:
“I applaud DOT and their CRISI program for recognizing Baker County as a smart place to invest. The new railyard will not only benefit regional commerce, but it will create job opportunities for the rural communities in Baker. Meaningful, targeted, investment helps our economy at all levels. This is money well spent.”