The Port of Vancouver is busy and rail access was often congested.
Unit trains in excess of one-mile long that were accessing the port were forced to cross the north/south rail mainlines at speeds of approximately 10 miles per hour.
This project provides a new primary route for rail traffic to enter and exit the port facility, improving intercity passenger rail service.
Congestion at the port will be reduced, improving both Amtrak Cascades passenger rail service and freight rail operations.
| Economic Incentive
The project reduces congestion, adds rail capacity and eliminates a substantial rail yard bottleneck.
It also makes Amtrak Cascades passenger rail service more efficient by reducing delays and improving reliability and on-time performance.
Partnerships & Cooperation
This project is funded through the 2009 federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
WSDOT received federal high-speed rail funds from the 2009 Recovery and Reinvestment Act, administered by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
Project budget -- $15 million
WSDOT Rail Division
PO Box 47407
Olympia, WA 98504-7407
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