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Montgomery Intermodal Container Transfer Facility Project

The Alabama State Port Authority (ASPA) proposes to construct an Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) on an approximately 272-acre property owned by the ASPA in Montgomery, Alabama (Project). ASPA is the Project proponent. The purpose of the Project is to reduce congestion at the Port of Mobile (Port) and provide an alternate shipping option for existing Port customers in central Alabama. The facility will consist of two 3,500 linear feet process rail tracks, one 3,500 linear feet support rail track, a maintenance building, and an administration building. Container stacking areas will be provided adjacent to the process tracks. Rubber-tired gantry cranes will be employed to load and unload trains and trucks at the facility. Ten 10,000 linear feet of lead track will also be constructed parallel to the existing CSXT main line to provide rail access into the ICTF. Truck access into the facility will be provided through intersection improvements within the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) right of way (ROW) at U.S. Highway 31 (US 31) and Green Leaf Drive.  Once operational, the Montgomery ICTF is anticipated to be open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CST Monday through Friday.  

Environmental Assessment

FRA, in cooperation with the Alabama State Port Authority, is preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. § 4321 et seq., to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the Project to the human and natural environment. This webpage will be updated when the draft EA is available for public review/comment.

FRA Point of Contact:

Kevin Wright, Environmental Protection Specialist

Project Proponent Point of Contact:
Gretchen Barrera, Environmental Director, Alabama State Port Authority

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Permitting Dashboard

The U.S. Permitting Dashboard is an online tool for Federal agencies, project sponsors, and interested members of the public to track the Federal government’s environmental review and authorization processes for large or complex infrastructure projects. The Dashboard is part of a government-wide effort to improve coordination, transparency, and accountability. A link to this project’s page on the Dashboard is below.