Here’s something interesting I found in my email this morning; the Washington State Department of Transportation is starting work to develop a long range state rail plan, to outline the future of Washington’s passenger and freight rail networks. The plan will provide a framework for improving the state’s overall freight and passenger rail system to maximize efficiency and accommodate anticipated economic growth (yeah hopefully). The plan will be a blend of participation from rail industries, ports, shippers, tribes, transportation communities, interest groups, and the general public.

The plan is scheduled to be complete in August 2013. It will serve as a strategic blueprint for investment in the state’s freight and passenger rail networks and strengthen our ability to compete for future federal rail funding. Here’s more information on this plan.

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