APRIL 16, 2015

LABOR 

‘The reputation of West Coast ports is in the gutter:’ Expert suggests ways to replace ‘strike-prone’ dock workersAutomate West Coast ports and replace strike-prone dock workers. That was the suggestion of Bill Mongelluzzo, senior editor of New Jersey-based Journal of Commerce, who spoke before a Port of Seattle annual breakfast this week.

 

MISC 

Port of Longview working on crude oil refinery proposal Port of Longview officials are still working with the company and expect a new plan.

 

 

TRADE 

Port of Savannah draws extra business from West Coast labor disputeLingering effects of a labor dispute at West Coast ports are playing into the hands of the Georgia Ports Authority.

 

 

TRANSPORTATION 

Opinion: Any gas tax increase must be linked to major reforms When it comes to transportation, the Legislature must face two big imperatives: the need to invest in infrastructure, and the need for a more cost-effective state Department of Transportation (WSDOT). 

House transportation bill ignores county’s needsWhat seems to be making the project hard for some lawmakers – right or wrong – is its apparent tie to the Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export terminal project West of Longview.

Opinion: House should move on transportation packageUnder our feet and wheels are some of the poorest quality roads in the United States — the 15th worst in the nation — and it’s costing us.

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