Oregon plans for more use of freight rail

01/13/2010 | Albany Democrat-Herald (Ore.)

Like dozens of states across the country, Oregon is awaiting word on its application for a $2.1 million to develop high-speed rail. But officials in Tangent, Ore., say they're planning for more rail with or without federal dollars. "Regardless if high-speed passenger trains go through Tangent or not, there will be a lot more freight trains on the Union Pacific through town," said Charles Kettering, crossing sections safety manager for the Oregon Department of Transportation.

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Albany Democrat-Herald (Ore.)