Bringing rail service back to Ritzville
Committed citizens envision the hopeful return of passenger rail service to eastern Adams County
Last updated 1/14/2020 at 7:14am
A passenger train hasn't stopped regularly in Ritzville for nearly 50 years, but a committed group of citizens is looking to change that fact after recent movement at both the state and local level.
The newly found interest in bringing back passenger rail service to Ritzville began last year, when $250,000 was set aside in the state's $10 billion 2019-21 transportation budget to conduct a study of the feasibility of an east-west intercity passenger rail system. The proposed system would span from Seattle to Spokane and also include stops in Auburn, Cle Elum, Ellensburg, Yakima, Pasco and Ri...