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 By Melanie Coon, Wsdot Media Relations Manager    News    April 8, 2011

It’s official: Ohio and Wisconsin high-speed-rail funding coming to Washington

OLYMPIA – Federal and state officials signed documents Thursday that guarantee Washington state will get $145 million in high-speed-rail funding originally intended for Ohio and Wisconsin. Washington was initially awarded this portion of...

 
 By Melanie Coon, Media Relations Manage    News    April 4, 2011

Washington state applies for Florida’s high-speed-rail funding

OLYMPIA – Washington state applied today for approximately $120 million in federal high-speed-rail stimulus money, part of $2.4 billion returned by Florida. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will use the money to...

 
 By Melanie Coon, Wsdot Communications    News    February 24, 2011

WSDOT crews shifting focus to freezing conditions

OLYMPIA – As freezing temperatures take hold on wet roadways today and tonight, more than 200 Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) trucks are plowing and treating Western Washington roadways. “Our crews have been working...

 
 By Melanie Coon, Wsdot Communications    News    December 10, 2010

Paula Hammond elected chair of national rail coalition

LYMPIA – Washington state Secretary of Transportation Paula Hammond was unanimously elected chair of the States for Passenger Rail Coalition by state transportation directors. As coalition chair, Hammond will work with the other states and...

 
 By Melanie Coon, Wsdot Communications    News    October 12, 2009

Governor Gregoire joins B.C. Premier Campbell to celebrate Amtrak Cascades second train service to Vancouver, B.C.

SEATTLE – In an effort to promote cross border travel and a long standing partnership, Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire and British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell joined together to celebrate the start of the long awaited second Amtrak Cascades tra...