Port Project http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Durbin: More money for Metro East port project http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/durbin-more-money-metro-east-port-project <p>U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says a Metro East port project is getting more money.</p><p>Durbin announced the $8.5 million from the Department of Transportation. The money is to help build a transportation hub that Durbin says can help reduce congestion on the Mississippi River.</p><p>Durbin&#39;s office says the project got $6 million last year. The project includes a harbor, rail lines and a rail and truck facility in Madison County, Ill.</p><p>The Illinois Democrat says the facility can help the Metro East&#39;s economic competitiveness.</p> Fri, 22 Jul 2011 14:55:18 +0000 The Associated Press 1708 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Durbin: More money for Metro East port project