From an article titled ‘Mosier mayor says Union Pacific agreement a step in the right direction after oil train derailment’ at KATU News:
The investigation into June’s fiery Union Pacific oil train derailment at Mosier, Oregon found […]
The Port of Vancouver on Thursday shined a spotlight on the completion of a $30 million project — a new rail entrance to the port dubbed the “trench” — that’s part of a larger effort to relieve congestion and to speed products to markets.
A new rail entrance to the port, the project allows trains […]
A new contract between the Pacific Northwest’s busiest railroad, BNSF, and Tacoma’s home-grown Tideflats shortline railroad, Tacoma Rail, could give the Port of Tacoma an additional competitive edge over rival ports.
Under the new contract, Tacoma Rail is refueling, doing minor maintenance and stocking the locomotives with supplies to allow them to get back on […]
From Progressive Railroading:
“While tonnage was down slightly for the calendar year, the port finished 2013 with one of the highest volume months in recent history with 1.3 million tons handled in December and posted fiscal-year gains at the halfway point that bode well for the year ahead,” Port of Portland officials said in a […]
From Feed and Grain:
Cooperative’s partnership with the Port of Grays Harbor allows it to become the leading soy meal exporter on the West Coast.
On the shore of the estuarine bay of Grays Harbor in Aberdeen, WA, Ag Processing Inc.’s (AGP) new port terminal elevator sits only 12 miles away from the Pacific Ocean […]
A lawsuit brought on by eight shippers accusing the top four U.S. railroads of colluding to set fuel surcharges gained class action status recently.
The lawsuit accuses BNSF Railway, Union Pacific Railroad, Norfolk Southern Railway and CSX Transportation of conspiring to fix, raise, maintain or stabilize prices from mid-2003 until 2008. The shippers also allege […]
Politico, a major blog about Capitol Hill, took notice of the Panama Canal expansion and published this post this week:
The promise of a Panama Canal expansion has spurred a flurry of legislative pleas and proposals.
Too bad it’s largely hype.
Improvements completed on the canal by 2014 will allow ships twice as big to […]
In this video, produced by the Jobs 1st Alliance, Southern California leaders make the case for acting with urgency to improve transportation infrastructure to keep the region from losing jobs to the Panama Canal expansion. The Canal expansion will allow larger ships to bypass the West Coast and discharge their cargo on the […]
Major U.S. railroads have new tentative agreements with four of the 11 unions needed to avert a potential nationwide strike or lockout in December.
The agreements announced [in mid-November] follow the creation of a Presidential Emergency Board Nov. 5 and a 30-day “cooling off” period that expires Dec. 6.
President Obama created the PEB to […]
The two Western rail giants, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway and the Union Pacific Railroad Co., are positioning themselves to capitalize on a potential bonanza: The conversion of millions of truckloads mostly moving west of the Mississippi to domestic intermodal service.
Omaha, Neb.-based UP estimates that approximately 11 million truckloads shipped within […]
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