Thursday, January 7, 2010

Establish A Slack Water Port In The Howell Rail Yards District

Evansville has a competitive advantage in water travel but has failed to take full advantage of it. The Howell rail yards offer great potential. It has plenty of land and plenty of existing shippers to compete with other cities water ports by having premiere access to rail. With a slack water port, Evansville can recruit more manufacturers and shippers to the district while using existing infrastructure.

Here’s how I would pay for it: Tax incentives for manufacturers and shippers who use barge transportation.

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