Feb 122012
Public-private partnership builds rail spur for cement plant, port

NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 8, 2012– On Jan. 25, the Port of West Sacramento opened a new rail track extension that links the Port Main Terminal with the Cemex cement and aggregate facility near the Port. The 5,000 foot track segment is also capable of serving other rail customers. Built through a public-private partnership between the […]

Nov 042011
Rail car tips, backs up Jefferson

NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 2, 2011 — By St eve Marschke News-Ledger Editor A derailed train car caused a major traffic problem during the lunch hour on Oct. 21, blocking the Jefferson Boulevard/Stone Boulevard intersection and causing a detour and major back-ups. “It wasn’t a rail line issue, it was one particular car,” said Gary Fredericksen, […]

Oct 032011
U.S. Ag Secretary visits West Sac

NEWS-LEDGER – SEPT. 28, 2011 By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture paid a call on West Sacramento on Monday morning, as part of a White House effort to push for passage of the president’s “American Jobs Act” stimulus proposal. Secretary Tom Vilsack joined a handful of leaders from the region for […]