High speed rail advocates push for system in Pacific Northwest

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VANCOUVER, B.C. - Advocates for a high speed rail system connecting the major urban centers of the Pacific Northwest were in Canada this weekend gathering support for their plans, CTV News reports.

Cascadia Rail wants to construct a system connecting Vancouver, B.C. with Seattle, Portland, Eugene, Ore. and Spokane, Wash. The expect the system to cost $42 billion and attract two million riders annually by 2035. The group held a launch party in Vancouver on Saturday. "What alternatives do we have when our region is expected to grow 30 per cent in the coming years? What ways can we help people get around that are more green?" said Paige Malott.

For more information visit http://www.cascadiarail.org/

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