MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Florida East Coast Railway will restore freight rail service between PortMiami and major U.S. markets in October.
PortMiami hasn’t had on-dock rail service since the rail bridge was destroyed by Hurricane Wilma in 2005.READ MORE: 'The Great Resignation', A Look At Where Workers Are Going
A federal grant helped pay for the restoration of the rail bridge.READ MORE: Revamped Florida Mask Case For Disabled Children Gets Go-Ahead
By linking PortMiami to the FEC’s national railway system, shippers will be able to reach 70% of the population in four days or less.MORE NEWS: CIA: 'Havana Syndrome' Cases Not Caused By Russia; Agency Criticized By Those Suffering Symptoms
Officials plan to provide a media tour of the new services and infrastructure improvements Tuesday.