Small Towns, Farmers See Benefits From Rail Improvements

Small Towns, Farmers See Benefits From Rail Improvements

PIERRE — Economic development is a main driver behind a bill that would appropriate up to 20-million dollars to help upgrade the Pierre to Rapid City subdivision of the Rapid City, Pierre and Eastern main line. Representative Caleb Finck of Tripp says most grain elevators are setting up for larger, heavier trains…

Angela Ahlers is president of the Presho City Council and says Presho has seen the benefit of match money when they were part of a TIGER grant…

Senator Mary Duvall of Pierre says SB-93 would help save other costs in future years…

The bill is currently awaiting final action from the Joint Committee on Appropriations.