Re: Wash. State, Yakima passenger route study
Author: Sagebrush Annie
Date: 11-13-2023 - 13:42

dot Wrote:
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> the study found the route would take eight hours and 35 minutes between Spokane and Seattle;


Cue the comments from non-railfans where they proclaim, "Hell, I can drive it faster."

> would have a maximum annual ridership between 205,000 and 215,000;

Hard to say. A lot would depend on the price of gasoline and if the airlines are having a fare war.

> and infrastructure such as track enhancements and station upgrades would cost from $70 million to $100 million.

So that means nothing will happen other than maybe another study being conducted a few years from now. Just one more study so a consultant can pay college tuition for his kid. The Consultant Industrial Complex strikes again.

BTW, This article and study doesn't have anything to do with the Yakima Valley Transportation / UP / trolley operation.

Just because the word "Yakima" is used doesn't necessarily mean all the traction/pipe organ fruits should start sporting wood.



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Wash. State, Yakima passenger route study dot 11-13-2023 - 07:19
  Re: Wash. State, Yakima passenger route study 1776 11-13-2023 - 09:05
  Re: Wash. State, Yakima passenger route study YVT 2.o 11-13-2023 - 09:10
  Re: Wash. State, Yakima passenger route study Huh? 11-13-2023 - 10:25
  Re: Wash. State, Yakima - bums, copper bandits and trail nazi- council - 85 creep YVT blues 11-13-2023 - 13:20
  8'35" train ride or a 3'50"-4'50" drive - taxpayers would subsidize a uncompetitive vacation joy ride Phteven's Pass 11-13-2023 - 13:30
  Re: Wash. State, Yakima passenger route study Sagebrush Annie 11-13-2023 - 13:42
  Re: Wash. State, Yakima passenger route study Pioneer 11-13-2023 - 13:58
  Re: Wash. State, Yakima passenger route study Hinkle Jose 11-13-2023 - 14:13
  Re: Wash. State, Yakima passenger route study Politics and money 11-13-2023 - 14:25
  Re: Wash. State, Yakima passenger route study George Andrews 11-13-2023 - 16:34
  Re: Wash. State, Yakima passenger route study hello 11-13-2023 - 17:15
  Re: Wash. State, Yakima passenger route study George Andrews 11-13-2023 - 19:53


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