The economic vitality of Washington state requires a strong rail system capable of providing its businesses, ports and farms with competitive access to North American and international markets.
There are over 3,000 miles of railroad lines in Washington State, providing mobility for freight and passengers moving into, out of, within, and through the state.
Two Class I railroads, the BNSF Railway and the Union Pacific Railroad, as well as 24 short-line railroads operate through communities in Washington State.
Railroads in Washington play a major role in the movement of a broad range of products and commodities, ranging from consumer electronics to heavy bulk goods, for local production and consumption, as well as for consumer markets in the U.S. and internationally.
WSDOT releases the Draft PCC Strategic Plan for review
Washington State Rail Plan
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