Corvallis passenger rail service: Letter to Federal Railroad Administration and Oregon Transportation Commission

Casprail sent a letter to the Federal Railroad Administration (who will approve or disapprove the Oregon rail plan environmental study request) and to the Oregon Transportation Commission stating that a plan without a treatment of the needs of Corvallis train riders is not acceptable.

The text of the letter follows.  What do you think the next steps should be for Corvallis to push for a change in the Oregon passenger rail plan?


From: Lawrence Plotkin []
Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2014 8:55 PM
To: SNIDER Stacy E; MELBO Robert I; ROCK Michael D;
Subject: Corvallis Rail Route needed

Hello Oregon Transportation Commission,

Any Oregon passenger rail plan without a comprehensive treatment of
Corvallis ridership needs is incomplete and unacceptable.

Corvallis citizenry will provide a steady ridership (are a ‘target rich
environment’) and needs to be better served by the Oregon passenger rail

I believe that the FRA should reject any plan without a comprehensive
plan to serve Corvallis.


Larry Plotkin

Cascade Passenger Rail Association, LLC
Lawrence Plotkin, Chief Advocate

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