Opposing politicians clash over potential multi-billion dollar bullet train

A group of Washington Democratic representatives is pushing for an additional $198 million grant for planning a bullet train between Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, British Columbia, through a letter addressed to Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg.

If successful, the train could connect Vancouver to Seattle and Seattle to Portland in less than 90 minutes.

In support, State Sen. Marko Liias of the 21st District said the Puget Sound region is expanding with tens of thousands of people moving into the region annually. In the next 20 years, according to Liias, an additional couple of million people will be living in the region.

“We’ve got to figure out a way

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