JUNE 23, 2014

AIRPORTS 

Wash. High Court To Hear Appeal In SeaTac Minimum Wage Lawsuit It’s been almost six months since some transportation and hospitality workers in the city of SeaTac got a raise to $15 an hour, but ground crew workers at the airport haven’t received that raise because of a county judge’s ruling.

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Port of Longview hires firm to help navigate Barlow Point developmentThe Port of Longview hired a contractor this month to help it develop Barlow Point, one of the last large, undeveloped industrial sites left on the Columbia River and the West Coast.

 

RAIL 

Bill seeking to form short-line safety institute enters SenateU.S. Sens. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) on Tuesday introduced a bill that would authorize the formation of a Short Line Rail Safety Institute to enhance safety practices at short lines.

UP beefs up intermodal serviceUnion Pacific Railroad has added 11 intermodal train starts between Northern California and Portland, Oregon, and Chicago this year, potentially allowing the carrier to grab business from customers frustrated with BNSF’s ailing service.

 

TRADE 

Port of Vancouver says potash export deal is off More than three years of negotiations fail to produce final accord.

 

UNIONS 

Longshoremen Contract Threatens U.S. West Coast Port Trade Business groups are urging longshoremen and their employers to avoid a dispute that could cripple ports along the West Coast and affect billions of dollars in commerce.

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