Rail - Operating - Department of Transportation - Current Law

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 93,592,000
Net change from current biennium 81,833,820 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 696.0% Increase

Program Level Summary

Fund Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Multimodal Transportation Account - Federal 52,534 38,123
Multimodal Transportation Account - Private/Local 671,000 23,000 23,000
Multimodal Transportation Account - State 18,054,357 9,973,913 1,693,609 43,141,000 43,155,000
Motor Vehicle Account - State 2,500,000 2,500,000
Carbon Emissions Reduction Account - State 1,250,000 1,000,000
Annual Total 18,725,357 10,026,448 1,731,732 46,914,000 46,678,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
(13,385,952) (24.3%) (29,994,378) (71.8%) 81,833,820 696.0%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2020-21 Actual 2021-22 Estimated 2022-23 Estimated 2023-24 Proposed 2024-25 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 14.7 15.0 15.8 14.8 17.1