- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 24, 2016

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers is holding a public hearing on plans to build a $280 million rail yard at the old Charleston Navy Base to transfer shipping containers between trains and a port terminal that’s being built nearby.

The hearing is being held Tuesday while the Corps is accepting public comment through July 9th on a draft environmental impact statement on the project.

Palmetto Railways, a division of the state Department of Commerce, is seeking the permit to build the railyard on a 130-acre tract at the old base.

The terminal will allow trains operated by both the Norfolk Southern and CSX railroads to be able to serve the new terminal being built at the old base by the South Carolina Ports Authority.

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