Facility study underway
Last month, the Fort Hood Multimodal Rail/Truck Transfer Facility Feasibility Study project kick-off meeting was held. Stakeholders attending this meeting included Coryell County Judge John Firth, who has spearheaded this project, as well as representatives from Fort Hood, Copperas Cove Economic Development Corporation and Central Texas Council of Governments. CPCS Transcom Inc., a management consulting firm providing strategic advisory services specific to transportation and power infrastructure, has been contracted to conduct the study.
The reason for this study is to determine the feasibility of establishing a joint civilian/military use multi-modal truck/ rail cargo transfer facility on land leased from Fort Hood to a public/private partnership. If feasible, the facility would 1) serve as a joint multi-modal cargo transfer facility, 2) generate revenue from facility operations, 3) serve as an economic development engine for the region, 4) provide additional deployment capability and improve Fort Hood force projection and 5) provide additional employment opportunity for military spouses, veterans and civilians in the region.
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