STOCKTON – The Port of Stockton will add more than 22,000 feet of new railroad track over the next year — more than double its current rail capacity. The $7.4 million project will allow the port to handle up to 12 bulk trains per week, up from its current six.
The improvements will be paid for through a loan from the Federal Railroad Administration’s Railroad Rehabilitation & Improvement Financing (RRIF) program.
“This sets the port up for long-range development,” said Senior Deputy Port Director Mark Tollini. “Right now we have seen a lot of businesses opting for rail-based transport.”
Each bulk train that comes into the port can be miles long and made up of hundred of cars. The port managed more than 97,000 rail cars last year... Read More