Stories tagged: freight
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 10:18 p.m.
Senator Cantwell pays Vancouver a visit
When Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., was picking sites in Vancouver she wanted to see in person, it’s not a shock she picked locations that relate to freight. Last year, Cantwell …
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016, 2:30 p.m.
New Seattle freight lab tackles urban delivery congestion
The rise in e-commerce and on-demand delivery has put increasing pressure on fast-growing cities like Seattle to rethink how they manage traffic congestion.
Tue., July 19, 2016, 10:19 p.m.
Vancouver bans future oil refineries, facilities in the city
The Vancouver City Council has voted to prohibit new or expanded crude oil storage facilities in the city.
Sat., June 11, 2016, 3:41 p.m.
Railroad says broken bolt caused Oregon train derailment
Railroad officials say at least one broken bolt holding the rail in place caused the fiery derailment of a Union Pacific train moving volatile crude oil through the Columbia River …
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 10:15 a.m.
Rail hazmat safety violations should be prosecuted, regulators say
Federal regulators are failing to refer serious safety violations involving freight rail shipments of crude oil and other hazardous cargo for criminal prosecution, according to a report Friday by a …
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 7:40 p.m.
Number of crude oil trains declined last year as prices fell
Freight railroads delivered 17 percent fewer carloads of crude oil last year after oil prices collapsed.
Sun., March 12, 1995
Many Cities Lose Link To Rail System Absence Of Rail Service Can Create Dilemmas For Shippers In Areas Hardest Hit By Cutbacks
A new study reports that 22 years of deregulation in the rail industry has exacted a heavy toll on America’s heartland with over 400 cities losing access to the national …