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Alliant reconfigures $46.5 million freight hub project in Cedar Rapids

Alliant reconfigures $46.5 million freight hub project in Cedar Rapids

Shifting market needs and ballooning costs led Alliant Energy Transportation to revamp a multimillion-dollar intermodal project on nearly 75 acres it owns, northwest of Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids.

In July 2016, a public-private partnership including Alliant, the Iowa Department of Transportation and the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration planned to build a $46.5 million intermodal hub at the Cedar Rapids Logistics Park, southwest of the Highway 30 and Edgewood Road SW interchange.

The project along the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway — or CRANDIC — originally included facilities for a container intermodal terminal, a rail-to-truck transload facility for bulk commodities and a cross-dock facility for consolidating and redistributing truck loads.

Read the full article on the Cedar Rapids Gazette website.



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