A release from the Harbor Group:

The Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group will be having its monthly luncheon this Wednesday, the 29th.  But instead of having a guest speaker, we will be having a general discussion about Pacific Northwest Railroad’s plans for rail connect between the deep-water sea port of Humboldt Bay and the truck-rail hub terminal at Gerber near Red Bluff.

At our last two luncheons, representatives of PNR gave us an overview of what they are planning. It wants to connect the Port of Humboldt Bay to the national rail network.  The goal is more efficient, reliable, and—consequently—economical shipping of containerized goods between our nation and the Asia market. Their project is threefold: (1) the inland terminal, (2) the sea port, and (3) the rail connection between the two.

Our luncheon discussion will focus on the plans for the rail connect. We want to discuss what we see will happen to our port with the rail connect…what will we get with rail connection to the rest of the Nation; what are the positives and negatives we foresee of doing it?  Further, what might happen without the rail connect…are there advantages of not having rail connection to the rest of the Nation?

The luncheon is at the Samoa Cookhouse and is a “no host” event. Lunch starts being served at noon; and the discussion will start around 12:20.

We invite and encourage you to attend and participate in the discussion.

Larry Henderson, Chair

Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group


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