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Support grows for Seattle-Vancouver bullet train

(Source: Next City, February 21, 2017)

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — People have been talking about building a Pacific Northwest high-speed rail line for a long time. The George H.W. Bush’s 1991 transportation act authorized a high-speed rail corridor from Eugene, Oregon, to Vancouver, British Columbia. Paul Schell, Seattle’s mayor from 1998-2002, was a big proponent of a Portland to Vancouver line. According to transit advocate Shefali Ranganathan, Transportation Choices Coalition Choices executive director, there was a brief push to use American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to invest in real high-speed rail. The idea is once again in the headlines.

Full story: www.nextcity.org

Monday, February 27, 2017

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