Friday, November 4, 2011

Court Rules Elliston Intermodal Facility Can Be Built

"Boxcar" lifted to the bed of a truck for final leg of journey.

A circuit court in Richmond has ruled that Norfolk Southern Railway can built an intermodal transportation facility in Elliston, ending months of speculation and disagreement.

The Virginia Department of Rail and Transportation will be allowed to help pay (with $35 million) for the facility that would put trucks on trains, an efficiency railroads have been seeking and using successfully across the country.

Montgomery County's Board of Supervisors had tried to block the agreement to build the facility, saying it was unconstitutional.

(Photo: Berry & Smith Trucking.)

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