We didn’t know this yesterday when we posted the thread below, but it appears that The InlandRail web site went live this morning, and man, it’s an interesting read. Not only is this group focused on a new and improved light rail concept but their goals and objectives are much broader in scope. Check them out here.
As we mentioned in the post below, the skyrocketing price of fuel is reason enough to give light rail another look. And it looks like the InlandRail board of directors has done just that. They are now advocating for an electrified Light Rail Transit system rather than diesel powered, and the first leg would go from the Spokane County Fairgrounds west to the airport. The second leg would go from Liberty Lake to downtown Coeur d’Alene.
What about the Spokane Valley, you ask?
Well, I’ll just let InlandRail’s “vision” page explain that one. Read what they have to say about the Valley and STA under the “Other Thoughts” heading.
What do you think? Is it time? Will this new non-profit be able to pull it off?