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Editorial: Railroads essential to commerce

It was hardly surprising that the politically-driven Columbia Gorge Commission decided last week to reject Union Pacific’s proposal to build an extended railroad siding at Mosier. 29 more words

Opinion

Transport Minister Marc Garneau rolls through Edmonton to promote rail service bill

Transport Minister Marc Garneau rolled into Alberta on Thursday to promote his bill that aims to help modernize Canada’s freight rail industry.

After getting his photograph taken near a grain elevator, Garneau told an Edmonton business luncheon that people cannot take for granted an industry that moves $280 billion worth of trade goods every year and is a backbone of the economy. 565 more words

Politics

Freight rail is a key to the U.S. Economy, infrastructure | Guest Opinion

First of a three-part series on the railroad industry in America.

With spending levels set through September, the Senate digging in on health care and the U.S. 56 more words

Guest Opinion

Union Pacific replacing 10,000 railroad ties in Hermiston

Union Pacific is in the process of replacing roughly 10,000 railroad ties in Hermiston as part of a $77.1 million investment in rail infrastructure across Oregon. 43 more words

East Oregonian

Review: Coal terminal would boost global climate-warming gas

A coal-export terminal proposed in Washington state would increase cancer risks for some residents, make rail accidents more likely and add millions of metric tons of climate-changing greenhouse gas globally every year, according to an environmental study released Friday. 12 more words

The World

Oregon's Congressional Delegation Pushes Bill To Prepare For Railroad Derailments, Spills

Members of Oregon’s congressional delegation introduced a bipartisan bill Friday to help towns and cities prepare for serious railroad incidents.

The Community Protection and Preparedness Act would create a trust fund to help communities prepare for incidents involving flammable liquids like crude oil and ethanol. 15 more words

OPB - Oregon Public Broadcasting

Thousands of Defects Found on Oil Train Routes

Government inspections of railroads that haul volatile crude oil across the United States have uncovered almost 24,000 safety defects, including problems similar to those blamed in derailments that triggered massive fires or oil spills in Oregon, Virginia, Montana and elsewhere, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. 13 more words

Railroads