Washington, Oregon win $600m to lay foundation for Cascadia high speed rail

Unreported in BC, as far as I know, was the very significant news that the Washington and Oregon State high-speed rail supporters landed nearly $USD600 million in investments along more than 400 miles of track to speed up Amtrak service.

This massive investment will take the states much closer to the long-term goal of 240-km an hour high speed rail.

Seattle rail advocates, like the Cascadia Center, have done a better job of advancing Vancouver’s role as the northern terminus of the route that we have. That must change after the 2010 Games.