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Cordele Intermodal Services expands rail system

CORDELE, GA (WALB) -

Cordele Intermodal Services is clearing land to expand their rail system, which could eventually help bring jobs to rural South Georgia.

President Jonathan Lafevers says the extra one-mile track will help connect them to the national rail network.

Right now, they are mainly transporting seasonal freight like cotton and peanuts.

They're looking for manufacturers who might be interested in coming to South Georgia, and could benefit from rail delivery, which Lafevers says can be more convenient than trucking.

“As it stands today there is more product to be moved than truck capacity, so a big part of what rail does that answers those questions is where is the capacity gonna come from as more and more regulations are rolled out,” says CEO Jonathan Lafevers.

He says right now they are running rail service three times a week.

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