Freight rail connectivity
Reliable and efficient access to the rail system throughout the state increases attractiveness of Washington ports and helps make Washington’s goods more competitive in the global market. There are several types of rail transfer facilities that connect freight railroad shipments between different trains and to/from trucks and ships.
The State Rail Plan examines how land use decisions, port facilities, and first/last mile connecting road systems all affect the efficiency of Washington state’s freight system.
More details on this topic are available in Section 5.2 of the State Rail Plan.
Passenger rail connectivity
The State Rail Plan documents amenities at train stations, as well as how conveniently and efficiently passengers can access each passenger train station through transit connections, walking, biking or personal vehicle.
Stations were scored based on factors affecting connectivity and each station was assigned a total connectivity score. More information on passenger rail connectivity can be found in Section 5.3 of the State Rail Plan. Details on each station, including current amenities and recommendations for improved connectivity, can be found in Appendix C.
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