D Street Overpass Funding in Place

Friday, August 29, 2003
The Economic Development Administration (EDA) has placed the final piece in the funding puzzle for Tacoma's D Street Overpass, announcing it will provide a $4 million grant for the $28 million project.

The economic impact the overpass – including increased rail and truck freight capacity through the Port of Tacoma – served as the key reasons the EDA selected the FAST Corridor (Freight Action Strategy for the Seattle-Tacoma Corridor) project for federal funding.

East D Street is a major corridor for rail and truck freight and for people wanting to access the revitalized Thea Foss Waterway. Once completed, the D Street overpass will separate train and motor vehicle traffic by raising the roadway over the railroad tracks. At an on-site funding presentation and celebration on August 27, FAST Corridor partners spoke to community leaders as trains and trucks rumbled by. "This overpass project will help the region's transportation and maritime trade industry succeed in a highly competitive West Coast market," Port of Tacoma Commissioner Jack Fabulich said. "The Port anticipates that 400 permanent, family wage jobs will be directly connected to the completion of this project, joining the 28,400 jobs in Pierce County already generated by Port activity."

The overpass will provide for realignment of the railroad tracks to ease the curve around the end of the Thea Foss Waterway – allowing train traffic to move at a higher speed. Vehicle traffic, which includes trucks, will no longer need to wait for the trains that presently close off D Street to traffic.

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, (D-Wash.) who serves on the Senate Commerce Committee, pushed the EDA to expedite the project and respond to the Port of Tacoma's needs.

Maritime Reporter June 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Bahri to Buy Five More Oil Tankers from Hyundai Heavy

National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) has signed a deal to buy a further five very large crude tankers from ship builder Hyundai Heavy Industries, the

DNV GL Holds Hearing of Ahead of New Rules Launch

More than 800 customers and stakeholders will receive the new DNV GL rules today as part of an external hearing process before their publication and entry into force.

A/S Trumf Bunker Joins KPI Bridge Oil Group

KPI Bridge Oil, a global broker and trader in marine bunkers, marine lubricants and risk management products, has announced the take over of A/S Trumf Bunker. A/S

Ports

Union Vows More Channel Tunnel Disruption

Ferry workers will disrupt traffic through the sub-sea Channel tunnel between France and Britain for 48 hours from midday on Thursday, a union official said. "We

Transnet Awards Bid for Cape Town Cruise Terminal

Transnet National Ports Authority awarded the V&A Waterfront (Pty) Ltd the status of Preferred Bidder for the development of a cruise terminal at the Port of Cape Town, Transnet said on Tuesday.

Monopiles Terminal to Be Built in Rotterdam

Sif and Verbrugge to build terminal for offshore wind energy on Maasvlakte 2   Sif Group, Verbrugge International and the Port of Rotterdam Authority have signed

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pipelines Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1425 sec (7 req/sec)