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America’s Central Port and St. Louis Freight District Economic Boons You Didn’t Realize

America’s Central Port and St. Louis Freight District Economic Boons You Didn’t Realize
December 2, 2015 WEpeople

This story was originally published on News.StlPublicRadio.org on December 02, 2015.


By Kelly Moffitt | St. Louis Public Radio


The forecast for 2016 in Madison County and the St. Louis region’s newly-created freight district includes 9,600 feet of rail track, 1 million cubic yards of dirt and 8,000 cubic yards of concrete — and the sound of barge horns. The South Harbor at America’s Central Port was recently christened and is set to open in 2016 — with an expected increase in commodities flow by 25 percent…

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