$30m in Stimulus Money to Local Ports

$30m in Stimulus Money to Local Ports

The California Green Trade Corridor & Marine Highway Project gets initial $30 million in funding from the US Department of Transportation (DOT). This project is a partnership between the ports in West Sacramento, Oakland and Stockton to develop and use a marine highway system as an alternative to existing truck and rail infrastructure.

The funding came as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s $1.5 billion Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program. The ports expect the service to be used primarily for consumer goods and agricultural products grown in Central California and Northern California and hopes to have service underway by the end of 2010.

Read more on this project at the Recovery.org website.