The Port of Benton owns about 11 miles of tracks from Richland Junction to Horn Rapids Road. TCR operates those tracks (only somewhat, currently). Here is the case in a nutshell ...
Most recently, disagreements between POB and TCR have developed with the result that POB contends that TCR is in default of its lease obligations. Specifically, TCR has not maintained the Line and its bridges as required under the terms of the lease. Moreover, TCR has attempted to impose a maintenance surcharge on the Line or its customers without obtaining prior POB consent as the lease requires. Efforts to resolve those defaults have not been successful. Accordingly, POB wishes to terminate TCR's lease and to evict TCR from the entire Line. Service to customers will not be affected because both BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Railroad hold operating rights to serve all customers and have stated their willingness to provide all service once TCR service ceases.
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