Bill To Appropriate 20-Million Dollars As Match Money For Federal Railroad Grant Moves On To Governor

Bill To Appropriate 20-Million Dollars As Match Money For Federal Railroad Grant Moves On To Governor

PIERRE — The South Dakota House of Representatives has approved a bill earmarking up to 20-million dollars to be used as federal grant match money to improve rail infrastructure between Fort Pierre and Rapid City. Representative Caleb Finck says Senate Bill 93 would help the Rapid City, Pierre and Eastern Railroad in two major ways…

Representative Steven Haugaard told the floor he would vote red…

Representative Mark Willadsen says railroads pay and maintain their entire infrastructure while rail’s competitor, trucking uses highways paid for by the state…

The bill has support from Governor Kristi Noem and now heads to the Governor’s desk for a veto or signature on a 57 to 11 vote.