Rail infrastructure upgrade in two US ports
The US department of transportation is awarding two major grants to Oregon ports for rail investments. The Port of Morrow in Boardman will use its funds of USD 19.4 million to extend its existing rail network from the Union Pacific mainline to reach four marine terminals on the Columbia River. These enhancements would enable the transloading of commodities directly between barge ships and railcars.
The Port of Coos Bay will use its funds of USD 20 million to replace or upgrade three swing-span bridges along the 215 km Coos Bay Rail Line between Eugene and Coquille. Additionally, the port will use funds to upgrade steel structures to increase train load capacities, speed and safety. (ben)