PACIFIC NORTHWEST


High-Speed Rail Proposal for Portland, Seattle, Vancouver

A new government report on high speed rail in the Pacific Northwest recommends that Oregon, Washington and British Columbia formalize their interest in a Cascadia bullet train by creating an independent body to plan and eventually build it....


Rebuilding Oregon's Pacific Crest Trail on Tough Terrain

It's no easy task rebuilding nearly 23 mi. of transmission line in the challenging terrain of Oregon's Pacific Crest Trail. Just to access the $45.7 million project, linemen must endure an hour-long hike or be flown in by helicopter....


Seattle Boasts More Cranes on Job Sites Than Any City in World

One only need to look to the sky to confirm that construction in the Pacific Northwest is booming. A recent report by Rider, Levett, Bucknall, a global company specializing in project management, cost estimating and legal advisory, shows 58 cranes dotting the Seattle skyline....


Officials in Oregon, Washington to Begin Building I-5 Bridge By 2025

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Federal highway officials have endorsed an accelerated timeline proposed by Oregon and Washington transportation officials that sets the two states on a fast track toward construction on a new Interstate 5 bridge by 2025....


Budco Tricks Out Trucks With Custom Paint Creations

It's hard to miss the purple logging truck driven by Alex "Tater" Opdahl for Whitco Inc. , a trucking company owned by Rick and Barb Whitcomb in Kamiah, Idaho. Whitco was founded on Sept. 5, 1984....


Doosan Adds New Authorized Dealer Serving Hayden, Idaho

Doosan Infracore North America LLC, has expanded its dealer network with an additional location of Cascade Trader Inc. as an authorized sales, service, parts and rental provider of Doosan equipment. The company now offers its customers in Hayden and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and Spokane, Wash., a wide range of Doosan equipment....


Amtrak Matches ODOT Grant to Improve Nation's Transportation Infrastructure

In support of an Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) grant application, Amtrak announced a matching $750,000 contribution to reduce delays in the Pacific Northwest Rail Corridor. ODOT's grant application, if successful, will restore an out-of-service siding between Portland and Salem....


Study Touts Benefits of High-Speed Rail for Pacific Northwest

A long-awaited Ultra-High-Speed Ground Transportation Business Case Analysis issued on July 12 claims that an all-electric high-speed rail network linking the major Pacific Northwest cities could cost $24 billion to $42 billion to build while providing between 1.7 million to 3.1 million one-way one to two-hour annual trips at start-up....


Telsmith Partners With Pacific Rock & Recycle Equipment Co.

Telsmith Inc. , a manufacturer of mineral processing equipment, announced Pacific Rock and Recycle Equipment Company as a manufactures' representative for the entire product line of aggregate and mining process equipment....


NWSA Managing Members Authorize $340M Terminal 5 Upgrade Construction

The managing members of The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) voted to approve lease agreements and authorize construction on the Terminal 5 Modernization Program, readying it to return to use as a premier international container terminal....






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