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Enthusiasts push restoring passenger service

Ritzville, Cheney host community meetings

RITZVILLE - A nonprofit railroad group is pushing to restore passenger service to several communities across the state.

Two weeks ago, All Aboard Washington leaders stopped in Ritzville and Cheney, among other communities, in their effort to solicit input on restoring passenger rail service linking Seattle, the Tri-Cities and Spokane.

The "2021 Train Trek" team presented a project that would renew daily rail travel across Stampede Pass to the Kittitas Valley, Yakima and into Eastern Washington by utilizing dormant tracks across the region.

The route could potentially utilize Ritzville and Chen...


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