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December 2012

Season's Greetings

BergerABAM extends our warmest wishes for the Holiday Season and a New Year filled with peace and prosperity.

Port of Vancouver USA Rail Trench

Rending of the Port of Vancouver USA rail trench facility.

Neither bridge nor tunnel, the new Port of Vancouver USA rail trench is a bit of both. The Port is situated along the Columbia River, which serves as a border between Washington State and Oregon, and is the largest river in the Pacific Northwest. When mile-long unit trains enter or leave the Port using the north/south line, the east/west-running mainline is blocked and other rail traffic is significantly delayed. A new rail entrance was needed for the unit train traffic that would eliminate the blockage.

Can Your Public Process Survive Politics?

Connect and gain insight on how stakeholders and public officials can interact productively.

On 7 December, a half-day workshop by the Cascade Chapter of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) USA will be held at the Salem Conference Center in Salem, Oregon, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. IAP2 USA is an association seeking to promote and improve the practice of public participation in relation to individuals, governments, institutions, and other entities that affect the public interest in the United States and around the world.