FEBRUARY 23, 2015

AIRPORTS 

More gates, a new north terminal, a second south satellite and more to improve Sea-Tac service Here’s the problem: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport’s passenger and freight traffic is growing faster than anyone had projected.

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Despite promises of jobs, tax money, Haven finds rough road in LongviewHaven Energy’s proposed propane-butane export terminal at the Port of Longview promises to pump millions of dollars into the area, create dozens of high-paying permanent jobs and dramatically boost revenues at the Port of Longview.

 

 

MARINE TERMINALS 

Taking stock of proposed Vancouver oil terminalAnalysis: Tesoro stock price would hold up even if oil terminal isn’t built

 

 

RAIL 

AP Exclusive: Fuel-hauling trains could derail at 10 a yearThe federal government predicts that trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the next two decades, causing more than $4 billion in damage and possibly killing hundreds of people if an accident happens in a densely populated part of the U.S.

 

 

TOURISM 

Guest editorial: Tourism means business; time for state to get busy againWashington’s share of tourism growth has been below the national average for the past four years. We’ve been losing share of the tourism pie to other states since our Legislature closed the state tourism office in 2011.

 

 

TRADE 

With labor deal, West Coast ports tackle cargo backlogLabor-management peace is returning to West Coast seaports — and with it, eventually, the free flow of cargo across docks that handle about one-quarter of U.S. international trade.

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