Spokane International Airport

Rail-Truck Transload Facility

The Rail-Truck Transload Facility will provide multi-modal freight movement services to meet the increased demand for a larger transportation and logistics network from the area’s commercial and industrial sectors. The facility will improve freight capacity and reduce costs on the increasingly congested Interstate 90. Its strategic location adjacent to Interstate 90, a Class 1 rail line, and Spokane International Airport, as well as existing and future industrial and manufacturing companies, will allow the facility to play a significant role in advancing the Airport Area’s economic competitiveness. Phase I of the project, a 5,000 foot rail extension from the existing Geiger Spur rail line onto Airport property, was completed in 2019. 

Project features include:

  • 1.7 miles of new track alignment
  • Two loading tracks with 2,000 feet clear length
  • One running track
  • Five turnouts
  • 182,650 sq. ft. concrete circulation area 

In addition, there is room available to expand the paved staging area as well as two 40-acre parcels of land available for sale or lease adjacent to the facility.

Airport Area Map showing location of Rail-Truck Transload Facility
in proximity to Spokane International Airport terminal

Construction work on the facility began in September 2021 and was completed in Fall 2022. KPFF Consulting Engineers is the Construction Manager for the Rail-Truck Transload Facility Project. The project was funded primarily by an $11.3 million USDOT BUILD grant awarded in November 2019.