Capital rail projects that will increase service on the Amtrak Cascade corridor got cut in both the House and Senate Transportation Budgets. We will be holding a timely Friday Forum this week on the future of intercity rail in the Pacific Northwest. I hope you can join us!
Transportation Choices Coalition’s April Friday Forum
Get Onboard: The Future of Intercity Rail in the Pacific Northwest
April 3rd, 2009
King County Chinook Building, 401 5th Ave, Seattle, WA
Brown Bag Lunch
This month’s Friday forum topic is intercity rail in the Pacific Northwest. The discussion will focus on how we have gotten to where we are at today and opportunities for future rail expansion. The Federal Recovery Act approved 8 billion dollars for high speed rail; how is Amtrak Cascades positioned to receive a portion of these dollars? Could 110+ mph rail between Seattle and Portland be in the foreseeable future? What can you do advocate for high speed rail in the Northwest? We will address all of these questions and more at our April Friday forum. Bring your lunch and join the conversation.
Andrew Wood- Deputy Director State Rail-WSDOT
Ron Sheck-Former Urban Rail Program Manager at Washington Department of Transportation
Bruce Agnew-Policy Director-Cascadia Center