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By Lee Hughes
Staff reporter 

Spokane airport awarded $11.3 million facility grant


Last updated 11/14/2019 at 9:28am

SPOKANE COUNTY — Local and federal officials announced on Tuesday, Nov. 6, a $11.3 million transportation grant award for the construction of the Rail-Truck Transload Facility near Spokane International Airport.

The facility, to be located east of Craig Road between McFarlane and Thorpe Roads, will improve freight mobility for shippers and manufacturers, and create up to 7,000 jobs, generate $77 million in tax revenue, and produce $773 million in total economic impact, according to airport projections.

The facility is expected to handle as much as 1.3 million tons of annual rail capacity...

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