A Florida county is looking at ways to upgrade its infrastructure to capture the new shipping demand expected to stem from an expansion of the Panama Canal. Bigger ships are likely to land at Jacksonville's port, and goods would be shipped by rail and road through Columbia County. The county is considering investing in an inland port intermodal hub to prepare for the growth. Meanwhile, in Pittsburgh, work is expected to begin on a National Gateway project -- part of an $842 million plan to open the rail system to double-stacked trains in anticipation of increased freight from ships.

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