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Tiger II grant winners in Oregon and SW Washington.

The USDOT has just announced the winners of the Tiger II Discretionary Grant program; and four projects in Oregon and SW Washington will receive funding.

The USDOT has just announced the winners of the Tiger II Discretionary Grant program; and the following projects in Oregon and SW Washington will receive funding:

* A project to rehabilitate the Coos Bay Rail Link, which closed in 2007 due to lack of maintenance (and an attempted shakedown of the state by CORP, the shortline that operates the tracks); $13.5 million
* A project to alleviate rail traffic congestion at the Port of Vancouver, $10 million
* A project to add 42 fast charging stations along the I-5 corridor to support electric cars, $2 million.
* A study project to study the building of liveable communities in the Aloha/Reedville area, $1.5 million. (Say hello to Harvey while you’re there!)

Not much for transit this time around; but the freight rail projects are particularly welcome. For more detail, see here and here.