May 25, 2019

Governor signs transportation budget with funding for study of east-west rail service

On May 21, Governor Inslee signed the state transportation budget, including funding for a study of east-west passenger rail service for which All Aboard Washington has advocated. The study will be undertaken by the Joint Transportation Committee (JTC), and is due for release in June, 2020. JTC Coordinator Dave Catterson will speak at the AAWA public meeting in Tumwater on June 8, 2019.

Pictured standing, left to right: Louis Musso, Harvey Bowen, Loren Herrigstad, Lloyd Flem and Mark Foutch from All Aboard Washington; plus Rep. Andrew Barkis (R-Olympia). Seated: Gov. Jay Inslee. Photo courtesy of Legislative Support Services,