“FASTLANE GRANT: Northern Columbia Basin Railroad Project”
Estimated Project Cost: $30.3 million
FASTLANE Request: 9.9 million
Project Timeline: 2017 - 2020
The Port of Moses Lake, in rural Central Washington (Port) has many features attractive to generating economic growth – its climate, its low power costs, available industrial land adjacent to the Grant County International Airport (GCIA), and quality of life in Central Washington. Notably, the lands abutting the GCIA are a unique asset for attracting new industries, expanding aerospace, and generating new jobs. But the major impediment to retaining existing and attracting new industries is the lack of transportation options for shipping long distances.