(Source: Progressive Railroading 10/12/2020)
The U.S. Department of Transportation last week notified the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay that it will receive a $10 million grant through the federal Port Infrastructure and Development Program for a project along the Coos Bay Rail Line.
The project calls for replacing 67,000 crossties and resurfacing the mainline, sidings, an industrial lead, rail yard and spur tracks with ballast along the 121 miles of track that stretches from Eugene to Coos Bay, Oregon.
The grant funds are key to track infrastructure maintenance and will provide a critical step toward increasing train speeds, efficiency, safety and reliability, port officials said in a press release.
Coos Bay Rail Line serves industrial freight shippers throughout Coos, Douglas and Lane counties. The line interchanges in Eugene at a Union Pacific Railroad yard.