Why Now?

This project will spur major economic development that will create new jobs, generate substantial tax revenue for the state and pay dividends for future generations.

Rail prices have dropped 25% recently, but they likely won’t stay low for long.

The state owns non-performing assets in the current railroad that can be rehabilitated to generate substantial revenue.
The state has one-time money available now, and one-time money is best spent on one-time investment in infrastructure projects like this.

Farmers, businesses, and local governments are in strong support of making these State owned assets perform a vital service to our citizens.

History shows modern rail loading facilities add 25 cents per bushel to grain value. Why not now?