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Railroad giant Union Pacific says this year it’s going to spend more than $77 million on Oregon railways.  Last year, they agreed to more improvements and inspections after a disastrous derailment in Mosier…and the discovery of over 800 potential violations nationwide by the Federal Railroad Administration.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

Michael Sullivan, The News-Review

Train track conditions – including possible issues related to heavy rains – caused a five-car derailment last week in Dillard, says a spokesman with Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad. 

Jes Burns

A report out Monday says Americans are increasing their use of public transportation. This is true in the northwest where the Cascade Line between Eugene and Vancouver, BC is one of the fastest growing rail lines in the country. Tuesday, there's a conversation about rail in Eugene.

Jes Burns

Oregon is looking at ways to improve train service between Eugene / Springfield and the Portland metro area. It's part of the Oregon Passenger Rail Project.

Oregon Department of Transportation says ridership has increased steadily on trains that go back and forth from Eugene to Portland and up to Vancouver, B.C. Over the next 25 years, the population of the Willamette Valley is expected to grow by 35 percent. ODOT's Jim Cox is Project Manager: