My Word: Rail a win-win for Humboldt Bay

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By PETER CRESS – Eureka Times Standard, December 8, 2018.  I encourage local leaders to boldly support the East-West Rail and Green Port Project. My perspective on the project is shaped by two key influences. First, as a sergeant in local law enforcement I see the consequences of hopelessness every day. Second, as one who was born and raised in Humboldt, I …

Freight Railroads: A Crucial Economic Resource

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The Economic Impact of America’s Freight Railroads – Association of American Railroads – November 2018. SUMMARY: Freight railroads in the United States are the best in the world and are a crucial national economic resource. Every year, railroads save consumers billions of dollars while reducing energy consumption and pollution, lowering greenhouse gas emissions, cutting highway gridlock, and reducing the high costs …

For Immediate Release 11/14/18

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East-West Rail and Port Project Deemed Consistent with State’s Goals! Eureka, CA – Humboldt Eastern Railroad LLC and Pacific Northwest Railroad received good news last week when a letter was received from Governor Jerry Brown’s Office of Business and Economic Development. The letter cited the 2018 California State Rail Plan adopted in September of this year, which addressed the economic importance of short …

My Word: Tell Virginia Bass today: ‘We need a freight corridor!’

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By KAREN BROOKS – Eureka Times Standard, November 3, 2018. Where’s the industry, retail, and cannabiz to support our economy? Private sector businesses support our communities in more ways than just their taxes so it stands to reason that attracting and growing businesses would be a priority. What are our elected officials and economic development staff doing to encourage private sector businesses …

Imagine … A Healthy Local Economy

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Here’s the Vision … PNR intends to construct a 220-mile, dual-track, green freight railroad from the deep water port of Hum­ boldt to the national rail network near Red Bluff in the Central Valley. Doing so will establish a vibrant “landbridge” connecting Asia and the Pacific Rim countries with America’s Midwest, East Coast, and Central Valley. The route capacity for …