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By JOHN McCALLUM
Managing Editor 

Palouse River and Coulee City Railway gets federal funding

 

January 10, 2019

The owner and operators of an Eastern Washington short-line freight railway got good news before the end of 2018 in the form of several million dollars in federal grant money to fund some much needed projects.

The Palouse River and Coulee City Railway received word on Dec. 6 that it had been awarded $5.6 million from the United States Department of Transportation’s Build Program, formerly known as the Tiger Program. The funding is awarded to the owner of the 298-mile line that serves mainly farming communities, Washington State Department of Transportation, to assist with its Rural Rail R...



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