Amtrak’s Cascades trains,
currently operating in the PNW corridor.
Photo credit: flickr
– “High-Speed Transportation Could Better Connect PNW”
“The Cascadia Innovation Corridor has a desire better connect the Cascadia region, which extends from Portland, through [Thurston County to] Seattle, to Vancouver, BC. One way in which this section of the Pacific Northwest [PNW] hopes to be brought together is through ultra-high-speed ground transportation that would bring riders from Seattle to Vancouver (or to Portland) in only one hour.
“The Province of British Columbia, the Oregon Department of Transportation, and Microsoft joined Washington state to fund an in-depth study as to how this method of transportation could be best carried out. The three new partners committed a collective $750,000 to the project, doubling the funds already provided by the Washington State Legislature for a total of $1.5 million.
“The study will be a year-long technical analysis that will build upon a preliminary study done in 2017,” by South Sound Business.
– “Train safety system being tested at site of deadly Amtrak derailment”
“The Washington State Department of Transportation will conduct train equipment testing on Point Defiance Bypass, the site of a deadly Amtrak derailment in December 2017,” by Amy Moreno, KING-5 TV News, Seattle.