Terre Haute officials pursing railroad port

City and economic development officials in Terre Haute want to reroute railroad traffic out of the western Indiana city to an 8,000-acre site east of town near Interstate 70.

Mayor Kevin Burke, who announced the proposed Hoosier Inland Port on Monday, said the site near Terre Haute International Airport-Hulman Field would be a hub for exchanging air and railroad cargo, according to The Tribune-Star. It would require a new interstate interchange.

The Economic Development Corp. is talking with Colorado owners of the site, and local legislators will ask that a summer legislative committee study the idea, Burke said.

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