2018 State of Transportation

High-speed rail program

  • Nearly $800 million of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds
  • All 20 projects completed
    • New Point Defiance bypass will re-open when PTC is operational
    • Will add two daily roundtrips between Seattle and Portland; improved reliability
    • New Tacoma Dome Station in Freighthouse Square
  • Purchased eight new locomotives - better fuel efficiency, added passenger comfort - started running between Vancouver, B.C., and Eugene, Oregon, in November
High-speed locomotive