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Rail - Operating - Department of Transportation

The Rail – Operating program is responsible for planning and implementing rail passenger service; supporting operation of state sponsored Amtrak service between Vancouver, British Columbia, and Portland, Oregon; and maintaining state owned trains. The state’s freight rail program analyzes trends, issues, and the potential needs of Washington’s freight rail system and administers operations of state owned rail lines in Eastern Washington. The Rail – Capital program provides support, administration, coordination, and planning for both passenger and freight rail improvements. The program is responsible for implementing investments to maintain and improve operation of the state sponsored rail passenger program, track improvements, and acquisition of passenger train equipment. The program also provides grants for investments to preserve and improve freight rail service in the state.
Request 83,258,000
Net change from current biennium 54,419,805 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 188.7% Increase

Program Level Summary

Fund Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Multimodal Transportation Account - Private/Local 726,410 347,165 23,000 23,000
Multimodal Transportation Account - State 30,566,801 23,027,201 5,463,828 41,602,000 41,610,000
Annual Total 31,293,211 23,027,201 5,810,994 41,625,000 41,633,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
9,921,732 21.8% (26,636,725) (48.0%) 54,419,805 188.7%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2018-19 Actual 2019-20 Estimated 2020-21 Estimated 2021-22 Proposed 2022-23 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 17.1 15.0 13.0 13.8 16.1