Previously, the Sound Refining terminal facility had only two spur tracks for railcars. This limited the number of rail cars that could be unloaded at the terminal. Building an additional spur track enables Sound Refining to unload 10-12 more rail cars at a time.
| Protects Environment
This project included the installation of a new spill retention tank to protect the immediate environment and the nearby Puget Sound.
| Economic Incentive
Added rail capacity increases efficiency and increases capacity at Sound Refining to grow their business and add jobs in the region.
Partnerships & Cooperation
Tacoma Rail applied for this Freight Rail Assistance grant in partnership with Sound Refining, administered by WSDOT.
This project was funded through the following sources:
- 2009-11 Multimodal Transportation Account - $400,000
- Sound Refining - $410,000
Total Funding From All Sources - $810,000
Jeff Schultz, PMP
State Rail and Marine Office
P.O. Box 47407
Olympia, WA 98504-7407
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