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8/30/2011

ARG Trans' Scott Parkinson addresses near-term growth

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Scott Parkinson
Scott Parkinson
President
ARG Trans


ARG Trans has obtained an interim contract from the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay to operate the former Coos Bay Line in Oregon through a new subsidiary, the Coos Bay Rail Link. The line extends from a Union Pacific Railroad connection in Eugene to Coquille, Ore. The Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad closed the line in 2007 and the port purchased it from Central Oregon owner RailAmerica Inc. in 2009. Partial service on the line is scheduled to resume in October. In this podcast, ARG Trans President Scott Parkinson discusses the Coos Bay Rail Link's start up and some of the history behind the operator contract. He also addresses subsidiary San Pedro & Southwestern Railroad's efforts to begin serving an industrial park in Casa Grande, Ariz.