Montana Senator Max Baucus today announced a nearly $10 million Department of Transportation grant to complete a centralized freight facility in Shelby, MT. The Intermodal Hub will be at the crossroads of Interstate-15, Highway 2, and the Great Northern railway and should create hundreds of jobs, reduce transportation and shipping costs for Montana businesses, and make it easier to export Montana products worldwide through West Coast ports.
Baucus contacted DOT in support of Shelby’s grant application.
“This is exactly the kind of smart investment we need to get folks back to work and our push our economy forward,” Baucus said. “The Intermodal Hub is a perfect example of local ingenuity and public-private partnerships working together to create jobs. I commend the good folks in Shelby for their hard work to get his project off the ground and I’m proud to support it.”
Shelby Mayor Larry Bonderud said, “The facility will also play a key role in supporting Montana’s energy industries by improving energy supply delivery to the state. The Port of Northern Montana and the City of Shelby—along with all 56 public and private project stakeholders—want to extend a huge thank you to Max Baucus for supporting this project since day one. Senator Baucus’ unwavering support over the years helped make this project a reality.”