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Fontana Welcomes CSX Project to McKees Rocks, Stowe
On October 17, 2013
McKees Rocks, October 17, 2013 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana is praising CSX Corporation’s announcement today that it plans to build the Pittsburgh Intermodal Terminal in McKees Rocks Borough and Stowe Township after reviewing numerous sites along CSXT mainline tracks.
“This decision is good news for our economy and good news toward getting people back to work,” Fontana said.
The Brookline lawmaker said CSX is committing up to $50 million for the project and the proposed facility will be constructed and operated by CSX Intermodal Terminals, Inc. He said they will continue to develop the brownfield site in McKees Rocks, the former Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Yard. CSX anticipates the project will generate approximately 360 construction jobs and approximately 40 on-site jobs, 40 drayage jobs and 100 indirect jobs throughout the region.
In recent years there has been growing interest in McKees Rocks from developers. In 2012, Trinity Development announced plans to redevelop the brownfield site by constructing an industrial business park that will accommodate light-industrial, office, technology and distribution businesses, in part with state grants and loans that Fontana helped obtain.
“I’m very pleased CSX is making this investment into McKees Rocks, especially after so many of us worked hard to help bring the industrial business park project to the neighborhood,” Fontana added.
“The CSX project is a public-private endeavor and illustrates the great things that can be accomplished when business, perlengkapan bayi the community and government work together. I’m proud of the positive and encouraging developments that continue to take place in McKees Rocks.
“The community will benefit from both of these projects as property values near these developments should rise. This should also spur new business opportunities that will continue to emerge in McKees Rocks, Stowe and throughout the region.”
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