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Charleston ports agency tells legislators it needs more money to start building rail yard

Friday, April 08, 2022 2:18 PM | Anonymous

COLUMBIA — The State Ports Authority said planned delays in construction of a rail yard serving its container terminals will drive up costs, but the projected increase was not disclosed publicly during a March 24 meeting.

Barbara Melvin, chief operations officer for the agency, told the Joint Bond Review Committee that construction of the Navy Base Intermodal Facility in North Charleston won’t begin until after legislators approve all of the money needed to complete the project. That likely won’t be until July, when the new fiscal year budget begins.

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