July 7, 2020

Feasibility Study on East-West Service Released This Week; AAWA Discusses Results Saturday

The final version of the year-long study of the feasibility of returning passenger rail service to the Yakima Valley and Stampede Pass is being released this week. All Aboard Washington advocated for this study, which was overseen by the Legislative Joint Transportation Committee. AAWA responded to the draft study earlier.

AAWA Central Washington Passenger Rail Summit to Discuss the Study on Saturday

We will discuss the final study this Saturday, July 11, during our online Central Washington Passenger Rail Summit.

The Summit will be offered on a Zoom meeting Saturday, July 11, from 1-3 pm. Participants will include Michael Colella from STEER, the consulting firm that produced the study on behalf of the JTC. Also participating will be State Senator Judy Warnick, and state Representatives Jake Fey and Andrew Barkis from the House Transportation Committee. Representatives of local governments and business groups will also be on hand. The complete list of participants and the Summit's agenda is available here.

Sign Up Now to Participate in the Discussion

Register to be part of the meeting. If you have already registered, you should have received an email with the meeting information.

You may also view the Summit on TVW cable and on the TVW.org website.