Washington Confirms $590 Million Rail Plans

Stimulus package will improve Amtrak corridor from Portland to Seattle

Washington state will get $590 million in federal stimulus money under a new agreement that calls for improving the Amtrak rail corridor from Portland to Seattle, Gov. Chris Gregoire said. The agreement signed between the state Department of Transportation and the Federal Railroad Administration guarantees the money committed early in 2010. (More at KOMONews.com . . . )