February 28, 2020

Update on East-West Passenger Rail Study

Dave Catterson, Coordinator of the Legislature's Joint Transportation Committee, presented an update on the East-West Passenger Rail Feasibility Study at the "Whistle Stop" event on Tuesday, February 25.

The study, which AAWA successfully advocated for last year, is being undertaken by consulting company STEER.

Catterson presented a preliminary update, including discussions of potential schedules, services, track and station infrastructure needs, and next steps. The outline of his presention is available here:

Feasibility of an East-West Intercity Passenger Rail System for Washington State: Study overview and update, March 2020

Catterson also encouraged the public to take the study's ongoing survey, which is available at https://steer.sawtoothsoftware.com/EastWest. The Survey Code is Train.