Heavy Traffic Ahead
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Table of Contents
PNW Exort Coal Terminals
Roberts Bank, BC (Westshore) 112.
North Vancouver, BC Netune113.
Prince Ruert, BC Ridle 124.
Cherr Point, WA 125.
view, WA 156.
Gras Harbor, WA Houiam 167.
Coos Ba, OR 168.
St. Helens, OR (Westward) 169.
Boardman, OR (Morrow) 17
PRB Coal Mines and Origins 182.
PRB Railroad Coal Lines 203.
Current PRB Coal Market & Destinations204.
Current PRB to PNW Coal Movements Centralia, WA and Boardman, OR235.
Proected PRB Exort Coal Tons23
Imacted Railroad Routes
BNSF Market Domination 252.
BNSF Railroad Routes Imacted273.
BNSF Routin Otions 284.
Mileage Differences For BNSF Routing Options305.
Impacted Railroad Line Segments31
Proected Traffic Flow
Maor Choke Points & Bottlenecks
Maor Railroad Traffic Conestion Areas
Rail Caacit Issues
Impacted Railroad Traffic
401. PNW Import and Export Intermodal Container Traffic402. PNW Export Grain Traffic 433. Bakken Oil Shipments 444. Passener & Commuter Traffic 46
Maor Track and Infrastructure Imrovements Are Reuired
Reulator Review & Mitiation
Conclusion & Recommendations