Federal Permit Granted for Railroad Spur to Point MacKenzie

The federal permit has been granted for a spur of the Alaska Railroad to Point MacKenzie. The Surface Transportation Board action allows construction to begin. The Mat-Su Borough plans to open bids next month for the first part of the project, which it already has the money for, and is looking for more money in the next state capital budget.

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