Mayor appoints five for new Amtrak Committee
Committee formed after $250,000 set aside by state for east-west rail passenger system study
Last updated 7/18/2019 at 7:32am
Mayor Gary Cook announced the creation of an Amtrak Committee at the Ritzville City Council meeting on July 2, which comes after the state set aside funds to study an east-west passenger rail system earlier this year.
Residents named to the committee by Cook includes himself, train enthusiast Charles Jingling, councilmember Debbie Chapman, Lind-Ritzville High School teacher Thomas Pulliam and Adams County Prosecutor Randy Flyckt. Cook said that he hopes to hold the committee's first meeting sometime in the near future.
The renewed attention comes after $250,000 was set aside in the state's...