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Cascadia high speed rail advocates plan strategy as Republicans take aim at rail investments

Three newly-elected Republican governors in the US have rejected federal high speed rail funding for their states — don’t ask me why — triggering turmoil along the Cascadia rail corridor that ends here in Vancouver. So far, the… Read More

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… Read More

New border deal boosts Amtrak’s Cascades service, but US economic crisis putting high-speed rail on hold

The Beyond the Border deal signed between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper last week should provide a major boost to the Amtrak Cascades service between Vancouver and Seattle by allowing pre-boarding customs clearance for passengers… Read More

Will Vancouver be ready when high-speed rail becomes a reality?

Despite the clear success of Amtrak’s second train from Seattle to Vancouver, true high speed rail service along the Cascadia corridor may be as much as a generation away. Nonetheless, decisions we make today could determine whether or… Read More