National Gateway Coalition Launches Updated Website
Washington, D.C. – October 4, 2010 – The National Gateway coalition today announced the launch of an updated website, www.nationalgateway.org. The updated website streamlines access to project information and features updated state-by-state benefit information.
The updated National Gateway website is part of an expanded online presence that includes a dedicated National Gateway Facebook page and Twitter feed. Visitors to the website are encouraged to comment on projects and submit letters of support for this exciting initiative.
The National Gateway is a groundbreaking public-private partnership that will upgrade tracks, equipment and facilities to provide clearance for double stack intermodal trains, creating significant national environmental and efficiency benefits. Double stack trains can carry twice as much cargo as single stack trains, enabling the National Gateway to improve the flow of freight through ports and between eastern and western rail networks.
The National Gateway is an $842 million investment in America’s intermodal transportation infrastructure that will create more than 50,000 jobs in its first 30 years of operation, with more than 10,000 jobs being created during the construction phase alone.