FEC eyes Fla. ports' expansion as key to intermodal growth

10/11/2011 | Progressive Railroading

The Florida East Coast Railway is working with the Port of Miami and Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on two rail projects that are essential to FEC's plan to spur intermodal growth, writes Julie Sneider. A $50 million project in the Miami port will restore rail service after damage from Hurricane Wilma, while a $72.8 million intermodal transfer facility in Port Everglades is critical for the port's "more active role in intermodal and the transport of cargo throughout the peninsula and beyond," said Port Everglades Director Phillip Allen.

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