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South Dakota secures freight capacity expansion grant

The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) has secured a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) grant to expand freight capacity.

The Rebuilding America Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Grant would address the state’s Freight Capacity Expansion Project with Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad (RCP&E) via Pennington, Haakon, and Stanley counties.

“South Dakota is focused on critical infrastructure to drive future growth and economic development, and this project will do that for all of western South Dakota,” said Gov. Kristi Noem said. “Together with the $20 million appropriated by the state to this project, this funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation will support a project that will benefit South Dakota for generations.”

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