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The St Louis Regional Freightway 2019

More than 2,000 shippers, carriers on way for FreightWeekSTL

By ALAN J. ORTBALS    The St. Louis region will be in the national spotlight the week of May 20 as an innovator in freight transportation  and for the assets that continue to elevate its standing as a world-class freight hub and multimodal center.     More than 2,000 people involved in freight and logistics will be…

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Rieder Road exit opens up 2,300 acres of opportunity at MidAmerica Airport

By ALAN J. ORTBALS    The Interstate 64 exit at Rieder Road that opened in September 2017 spells opportunity for the surrounding land and MidAmerica St. Louis Airport is poised to take advantage of it, said airport Director Tim Cantwell.    “That interchange opens up about 2,300 acres of county-owned land adjacent to the airport,” Cantwell said,…

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Sauget riverfront anchors southern end of Ag Coast of America

By ALAN J. ORTBALS    Sauget, Ill., forms the southern end of what has become known as the Ag Coast of America. Over a 15-mile stretch of the Mississippi River from America’s Central Port on the north to Riverport Industrial Park on the south, multiple materials handling and transporting companies line the river. Some of them,…

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Terminal Railroad projects to eliminate freight-transport barriers

By ALAN J. ORTBALS    The Terminal Railroad Association is preparing to make major improvements to both the MacArthur Bridge and the Merchants Bridge to make St. Louis a much more attractive crossing point for rail carriers.    The TRA recently was approved for a $7.1 million grant under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvement program…

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