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Will County adopts freight plan, seeks funding

As Will County officials recently adopted their “

Community Friendly Freight Mobility” study, they hailed it as the “first of its kind” in this area, one that should create regional interest, and generate federal and state funds.

The purpose of the study is to understand freight movement, the future of freight movement, and its impact on the county, consultant Ann Schneider said.

Among the key findings in the plan were that freight is not only critical to the economic success of Will County, supporting 55 percent of its economy, but to the region and nation as well, since 63 percent of freight here is passing through…Please click here to read Susan DeMar Lafferty’s story in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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