Industry News

August 1, 2017 2:45 PM, EDT

Great Lakes Basin Transportation entered its response July 31 to opposition groups’ arguments that its application to build a 271-mile freight railroad from northwest Indiana to southeast Wisconsin should be rejected.

In filings earlier this month to the federal Surface Transportation Board, opponents asked for rejection on the grounds that GLBT’s application doesn’t detail financing for the $2.8 billion project, nor does it show commitments from prospective users of the line.

GLBT responded July 31 that potential investors need STB approval before they’ll commit. And the railroad argued that the need for the freight line, which would serve as a bypass around Chicago, is so clear that customer demand is certain.

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