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The St Louis Regional Freightway 2018

Regional Freightway on roll with $400 million in infrastructure

By ALAN J. ORTBALS    The St. Louis region has seen a banner three months of back-to-back infrastructure funding announcements totaling more than $400 million, according to St. Louis Regional Freightway Executive Director Mary Lamie.     It started with the Illinois Department of Transportation’s announcement in May that the project to replace the Chain of Rocks…

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America’s Central Port continues developing infrastructure

By ALAN J. ORTBALS    America’s Central Port expanded its tenant base last year with the addition of DNJ Intermodal Services, a trucking logistics company with locations in Chicago, Indianapolis, Kansas City and Minneapolis plus two in Wisconsin.     The company is located on the former golf course in Granite City where last year the former…

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Terminal Railroad Association to reconstruct Merchants Bridge

By ALAN J. ORTBALS    The Terminal Railroad Association is moving forward with its $172 million reconstruction of the Merchants Bridge across the Mississippi River. It’s one of only two rail bridges across the river at St. Louis.     While the bridge that was built in 1889 has two sets of tracks, it is only capable…

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Sauget riverfront teems with freight companies

By ALAN J. ORTBALS    Sauget, Ill., forms the southern end of what has become known as the Ag Coast of America. Multiple materials handling companies line the riverfront, and some of them have come from around the world.     With the blast furnaces at U.S. Steel Granite City Works fired back up, Watco Companies, LLC…

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