Panama City, Florida, Intermodal Distribution Center Receives $900,000 FDOT Grant
Area Development Online News Desk (08/19/2013)
The $1.9 million Port of Panama City, Florida, Intermodal Distribution Center project, which plans to establish an intermodal cargo transfer facility in The Sunshine State’s Panhandle Region, will receive a $900,000 grant from the Florida Department of Transportation.
The Port Panama City Port Authority plans to build access roads, a lay-down area and 20-car rail intermodal cargo transfer facility with adequate setback to support transfer of bulk products between rail and truck.
Port of Panama City Executive Port Director Wayne Stubbs said, “The bulk transfer facility is a key component of the Port’s Intermodal Distribution Center. The ability to transfer dry and liquid bulk products between rail and truck provides additional transportation efficiency for the Port and for the region.”
Governor Rick Scott said, “I’m committed to ensuring that our transportation projects create more job opportunities for Florida families – and this $900,000 investment for the Port of Panama City will create more opportunities for families in the region.”
FDOT Secretary Ananth Prasad said, “The Intermodal Logistics Center Infrastructure Support Program is an important part of the department’s commitment to support freight growth in Florida. By enhancing our trade and logistics infrastructure we will create job opportunities and strengthen Florida’s economy.”