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RAEM launches study on wood pellet market's impact on railroads

WAYNESBORO — The Rail Authority of East Mississippi (RAEM) has initiated a study to analyze the growing global wood pellet market and its financial impact on the construction of a new rail line connecting Waynesboro to Lucedale. RAEM’s previous economic studies demonstrated forest products will be the primary user of the new rail line, and funding was provided by the ...

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Stuck at the station

East Mississippi’s rail corridor runs from Corinth to Waynesboro, skips 50 miles, and then runs from Lucedale to the Port of Pascagoula. The Railroad Authority of East Mississippi, formed in 2009, wants to fill the gap from Waynesboro to Lucedale, but a congressional ban on earmarks is not helping that effort. One of the first moves Republican House leadership made ...

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