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Section A: General News


Trains could access Mission Rail Park in Saspamco by August


Trains could access Mission Rail Park in Saspamco by August
This new railroad crossing on C.R. 128 on the northern edge of Wilson County will accommodate freight trains entering and exiting what will become the Mission Rail Park.


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Wilson County News
May 22, 2013
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SASPAMCO -- Those who drive along C.R. 128, which turns into Old Corpus Christi Road as it crosses the line from Wilson County into Bexar County, might notice that crews have been installing railroad tracks along the east side of the roadway. The tracks will lead into the Mission Rail Park, where Terry Warth, vice president of brokerage services for San Antonio-based commercial real estate firm CBRE Inc., is hopeful that rail access will be in place by August.

Warth noted that a railroad crossing already has been established that would allow freight trains to cross the roadway to access the approximately 1,000-acre property that straddles the county line. The park extends from the intersection of Gillett Road and Old Corpus Christi Road all the way to the San Antonio River.

Talks are under way with companies that have expressed interest in moving to the park. Warth said that multiple industrial users have their eyes on the Mission Rail Park, not just companies that provide services related to the ongoing exploration of the Eagle Ford shale play.

Over the next 30 days, Warth said crews will continue to move southward as they finish work on the main line of the railway. Then they will start laying track in the actual park.

For more information on the Mission Rail Park, call Warth at 210-225-1000.
 

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Untrue Resident  
Floresville  
May 23, 2013 3:40pm
 
Resident40, You stated you were concerned about environmental issues and traffic. Then, you spoke about easier permitting and no tree requirements. Just because the permits are easier to get does not make them less environmentally ... More ›

 
Resident40  
Northern Wilson County  
May 23, 2013 1:20pm
 
So, because I want to keep the county I live in clean, I should move? And don't exaggerate what I am saying. I am not crying about a "bunch of laws." If there weren't environmental laws, then you would be living ... More ›

 
Winston Shaffer  
Floresville, TX  
May 23, 2013 12:07pm
 
I just hope the State keeps up with roads and the County Commissioners keep the trucks away from North Elementary. The literature indicates 15,000 railcar loads per year. Of course, the competition at East Kelly Railport can ... More ›

 
Eric  
Floresville  
May 23, 2013 11:18am
 
Resident40, then move to bexar county since you like a bunch of laws.

 
Sam Eagle  
Muppet Land  
May 23, 2013 10:46am
 
Moving goods and people by rail is far more environmentally friendly than by air or by automobile/truck. Think of how many trucks these trains will take off our roadways. The only trucks needed for break and bulk facilities are ... More ›

 
Resident40  
Northern Wilson County  
May 23, 2013 10:34am
 
I am concerned about this Park and it's environmental and traffic impact. 181 North is already very congested in the morning. How can I believe that this devoloper cares about the environmental impact when their website ( http://www.missionrailpark.com/index.php/the-property) ... More ›

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