Trump announces he will issue permit for A2A rail line

    Anchorage, Alaska (AP) - President Donald Trump says he will issue a permit for a rail line connecting Alaska and Canada.

    The Anchorage Daily News reports that Trump sent a tweet citing the influence on his decision of U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan and Rep. Don Young, both Republicans.

    The 1,600-mile line would connect Alaska to Canada and the continental U.S.

    Mead Treadwell of Alaska to Alberta Railway says the proposed rail route would run from Alaska's interior through the Yukon to Alberta.

    A2A trains would carry passengers and commodities including grain, fertilizer, pipe, and sulfur.

    Treadwell says a presidential permit would boost investor confidence.

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