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Heavy Traffic Ahead Web

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Report Prepared For 
Western Organization of Resource Councils
July 2012 
 
 
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Prepared For:
Western Organization of Resource Councils
220 South 27th StreetBillings, MT 59101(406) 252-9672Prepared With Assistance From:
Terry C. WhitesideWhiteside & Associates3203 Third Avenue North, Suite 301Billings, Montana 59101(406) 245-5132Gerald W. Fauth IIIG. W. Fauth & Associates, Inc.116 S. Royal StreetAlexandria, VA 22314(703) 549-6161Richard H. Streeter, Esq.Attorney at Law5255 Partridge Lane, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20016Tele: 202-363-2011
Copyright © 2012
 
 
Heavy Traffic Ahead 
 
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Table of Contents
Section PageIntroduction
1 
Executive Summar
5 
Study Assumptions
8
 PNW Exort Coal Terminals
111.
 
Roberts Bank, BC (Westshore) 112.
 
North Vancouver, BC Netune113.
 
Prince Ruert, BC Ridle 124.
 
Cherr Point, WA 125.
 
Lon
 
view, WA 156.
 
Gras Harbor, WA Houiam 167.
 
Coos Ba, OR 168.
 
St. Helens, OR (Westward) 169.
 
Boardman, OR (Morrow) 17 
PRB Coal
181.
 
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
251.
 
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
33 
Maor Choke Points & Bottlenecks
35 
Maor Railroad Traffic Conestion Areas
36 
Rail Caacit Issues
37 
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
47 
Environmental Imacts
50 
Economic Imacts
 51 
Reulator Review & Mitiation
52 
Potential Le
 
islation
58 
Conclusion & Recommendations
59
 

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