It’ll be a real “gas” when a new rail/truck terminal is up and running in Charles City.
The Iowa Transportation Commission recently approved a $900,000 loan and a $240,000 grant to Charles City Rail Terminal (CCT) to develop a transloading station for LP gas and other biorenewables products and specialized fuels. CCT’s Dennis Rippentrop says the availability of two railroad lines in the “brownfield” area of the former White-Oliver tractor plant makes it a perfect location for the facility.
Rippentrop says it’s also a perfect opportunity to fill a real need for distribution of LP gas that opened up in 2019.
Rippentrop says the CCT has been in the works since and the $1.2 million in state funding helps get the project moving.
Rippentrop adds that operation will mean the creation of 20 or more jobs over the next three years.