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Feb 09

More than $2.6 million awarded from Linking Iowa’s Freight Transportation System Program

AMES, IOWA – The Iowa Transportation Commission approved more than $2.6 million in grant funding for six transportation infrastructure-related development projects under the Linking Iowa’s Freight Transportation System (LIFTS) program.

The LIFTS program enhances economic development by providing funding to address freight transportation needs in Iowa and assist projects that contribute to an effective and efficient multimodal freight transportation system.

The multimodal freight transportation system leverages the advantages of more than one type of transportation for cost-effective shipping. The proposed developments will assist in planning for a port facility on the Mississippi River and provide more efficient transportation of products using rail, water, and truck at multiple locations in Iowa.

Following is the list of LIFTS projects approved by the Commission.

Project Grant
                    Port of Muscatine $80,000
                    Standard Distribution Co. $584,000
                    Hall Towing Inc. $479,000
                    Iowa Traction Railway Propane Terminal $544,000
                    Council Bluffs Transload Facility $500,000
                    Eastern Iowa Logistics Park $500,000
                    Total funding $2,687,000

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