The Amtrak Cascades Long Range Plan (LRP!) Act now!
From the Solutionary Rail and Climate Rail Alliance…
The Amtrak Cascades LRP can deliver a proportionate, achievable and impactful transportation solution to the climate crisis, in a timeframe that really matters for our State.
No matter what their party or what committees they’re on, your State Senator and two Representatives can push WSDOT to make a strong request for rail infrastructure funding from the federal government.
Our ask for this weekend – or sometime by Tuesday afternoon – is that you please take a few minutes to register your comments or sign up to give live testimony on Senate Bill 5165 and House Bill 1135, both scheduled to be heard Tuesday, March 23rd in the respective Transportation Committees.
Sign up to give live testimony on Tuesday, March 23rd, at least one hour before the hearing starts (3:30 in the House, 4pm in the Senate). You can also submit written comments for up to 24 hours after the hearings.
Testimony and comments should request:
funding for updating the Amtrak Cascades Long Range Plan
the update would include an Environmental Review for the Pt Defiance Bypass and high speed track between Nisqually and Centralia
adequate legislature funding to make the program shovel ready for federal matching funds in 2022