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2019 State of Transportation

Capacity

Amtrak Cascades

  • One year since derailment near DuPont
  • Will return to Point Defiance Bypass in 2019, following release of NTSB recommendations
    • Outreach to communities started, more planned
    • Four daily round trips planned to start
    • Grow service to six round trips daily

Ultra-High Speed Ground Transportation Study

  • Business Case Analysis
    • Looking at high-speed connections between Portland and Vancouver, BC, with possible travel times of about an hour between each city
    • Study to be completed July 2019: looks at alignments, station stops, potential ridership, costs, financing options, governance
    • Next steps
Amtrak Cascades train