Pa. Gov. Rendell backs National Gateway project
Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell on Friday announced his support CSX’s proposed National Gateway that would create a double-stack transportation corridor connecting manufacturing centers in the Midwest with deepwater ports on the East Coast.
He made his remarks at a CSX Intermodal Terminal in Chambersburg, Pa., that he said “is a prime example of the kind of economic growth that comes from investing in our infrastructure.”
The National Gateway is a $700 million public-private partnership that would allow increased use of double-stack trains through upgrades to tracks, equipment and facilities, and improved clearances. It’s similar to the Heartland Corridor where improvements are being made to allow increased usage of double-stack train usage on the Norfolk Southern.
The National Gateway plan envisions another new intermodal terminal in the greater Pittsburgh area.