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(Source: Progressive Railroading 03/04/2020) The Lost Creek Rock Products Coastal Reload Yard opened March 1 at the Port of Coos Bay in Oregon. The multi-commodity, rail-to-truck and truck-to-rail terminal will serve the southern Oregon coast with a link to domestic and global markets, Port of Coos Bay officials said in a press release. Located on the…

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(Source: Railroad Retirement Board press release, February 17, 2020) CHICAGO — The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is reminding its customers to use caution and common sense to avoid being the victim of a telephone or email scam. Should there be some type of issue with an individual’s account or benefits, the RRB will typically communicate…

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(Source: Railway Age, March 4, 2020) NEW YORK — Wide-scale spread of the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) is very real. Cases reported outside China recently exceeded new cases reported inside China, a possible tipping point. What could the implications be for North American freight railroads? Full story: Railway Age Wednesday, March 4, 2020

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INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, March 3 — The BLET Washington State Legislative Board, in conjunction with the SMART-TD Washington Legislative Board, has been lobbying the Washington State Legislature in support of H.B. 1841, a bill that would establish a minimum crew size on certain types of trains. The measure has already passed the House, and members who…

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