New NS intermodal teriminal a big deal for West Virginia
(Source: Charleston Daily Mail, September 7, 2012)
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia's admission ticket to the logistics big league was punched Aug. 30 when Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and state Secretary of Transportation Paul Mattox announced that Mountaineer Contractors Inc. of Kingwood had been awarded a $27.4 million contract to build an intermodal terminal.
The terminal will be built at Prichard, on the Big Sandy River in Wayne County. It will allow the transfer of containers from rail cars to trucks and vice versa. It will give West Virginia the opportunity to reap the rewards of the $249 million Heartland Corridor, which allows Norfolk Southern to transport doublestacked containers on its Pocahontas Line through Southern West Virginia, providing a shortcut between Columbus, Ohio, and the Port of Virginia in Norfolk.
Full story: Charleston Daily Mail
Monday, September 10, 2012