HTSA coverHeavy Traffic Still Ahead

Heavy Traffic Still Ahead updates WORC’s July 2012 report, Heavy Traffic Ahead, and reevaluates the anticipated increase in coal train traffic in light of the current proposals for new or expanded port facilities in the Pacific Northwest. In addition, the update discusses the combined effects of oil trains traveling from North Dakota over the same routes. The report also identifies impacts to communities along the transport route, consequences for existing rail users, including grain shippers and passenger service, and how coal export could affect rail corridors already near capacity.

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WORC's Press Release - Report sounds concern about capacity of rail system to handle more coal shipments




Heavy Traffic Ahead - Original Report

Heavy Traffic Ahead: Rail Impacts of Powder River Basin Coal to Asia, for the first time,  identifies costs, many of which will fall on taxpayers forinfrastructure due to increased rail traffic.

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