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WA Dept. of Transportation adds passenger rail info

WSDOT has added a section to their website with information on passenger rail travel in the state. Pages include links to ticket purchases, status alerts, maps, high speed rail planning, and more.

Passenger Rail in Washington

Amtrak Cascades southbound at Stanwood. Photo by WSDOT, released under Creative Commons.


Amtrak Cascade lottery ticket partnership

This article appeared on the NCWTV website this past Tuesday. Apparently, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), Amtrak, and the Washington Lottery have partnered to create a scratch ticket promotion to raise revenues. It’s disconcerting to think that the state is resorting to gambling to support transportation services. However, if it’s going to happen, Kari Ulatoski of the Ferry Community Partnership would like to know why ferries were excluded from this deal. Here are her comments sent Tuesday morning:

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