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Thursday, June 15, 2017
Franklin County re-approves freight logistics zone
Commissioners this week gave approval to a freight logistics zone in
Franklin county that could one day allow freight to be shipped by
train from Gulf County to Gadsden County.
commission actually approved the plan last month, but did so before
holding a public hearing on the issue.
June the 6th the board held the required public hearing
and agreed to repprove the issue.
freight logistics zone is a 5 mile wide corridor along the already
existing Apalachicola Northern Railway which reaches from Port St.
Joe to Gadsden County near Interstate 10.
purpose of the zone is to begin work on a rail system that could one
day haul goods from a port in Gulf County to shipping centers near
now the logistics zone is basically a concept on a map, but in the
future it could help the counties get grant funding for various
projects related to the railway.
possible that Franklin county could benefit from the zone by
extending the railway to the Apalachicola airport and possible to
even improve the airport itself.
the freight logistics zone also allows Gulf County to seek money to
help expand its port and Gadsden County may be able to use the
designation to get funding to build a connection between the rail
line and I-10.