The Future of Rail
On June 7, I hosted a leadership summit on the future of rail in the Puget Sound region.
More than 125 regional leaders gathered, spending the morning discussing ways to incorporate rail into the county’s evolving transportation network, while also talking about how best to be prepared when opportunities arise.
Including rail, especially on the Eastside, into our transportation plan makes sense in the long run. It will help relieve congestion by giving our residents more options, and it further sets Snohomish County up for increased economic development, such as landing the 737 supersite.
Presentations included U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen’s outlook on federal transportation spending and the importance of reauthorizing a six-year federal transportation bill. Other presentations, as well as a moderated panel discussion, looked at new innovation, rails-with-trails options, financing and successful multimodal hubs.
If you missed it, take a moment, delve into this important material, and let me know your thoughts about how we can get rail moving even faster.
Moving People and Products: Snohomish County Means Business. Source: The Seattle Times
Everett Rail Summit: Plenty of Vision, but Money is Still Down the Line. Source: www.Crosscut.com
Forum Seeks Options for Increasing Commuter Rail Service in County. Source: Everett Herald