Jan 292015

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 21, 2015 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor A petroleum “tank farm” has bumped up against concerns by city leaders about the safety of rail cars loaded with hazardous materials and also the about the changing role of South River Road in West Sacramento. The facility has sued the city […]

Feb 162014
Southport bike/walk trail now open

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 5, 2014 — NORTH-SOUTH TRAIL CONNECTS SOUTHPORT FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO BARGE CANAL West Sacramento officials and community members performed a “ribbon cutting” to celebrate the opening of the new Clarksburg Branch Line Trail in Southport on Friday morning. The 1.25-mile trail for bikes and pedestrians is built on a […]

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, […]