The cascadia         
       hig speed rail

Eugene OR, Albany, Salem, Kaizer, Woodburn, Wilsonville,  Tualatin, Barbur, OMSI, Rose Quarter, Vancouver WA, Woodland, kelso-longview, centralia, lacey-olympia, lakeview, seattle, everett, vancouver bc. and visa versa





 The Multi-Modal Bridge across the Columbia River  and the Route of the Cascadia High Speed Rail (CHSR) that will cross the Columbia River downstream of the I-5 Bridge with new Motorway interchanges at 4th Plain Blvd, Marine Drive, Columbia Blvd.- HWY 30 and upcomming HWY 217/26                                      HSR PP Final_04.pdf

HSR Video created by ANA and Travis' work                                         HSR Video with 

The Hayden IslandAuxiliary Bridge; this may cancle the interchange at the Multi-Modal Bridge (West Hayden Island Area) This Bridge will bw adjacent to the existing I-5 Bridge and at the same deck height.

This Auxiliary Bridge will redirect Hayden Island traffic from the I-5 and will produce good flow patterns in the I-5/Marine Drive bottleneck area. The public has a choice and can deside.             HSR-CRC Hayden Island Auxiliary Bridge Interchanges_03.pdf                    

The Highway 217 extension with connections at HWY 26, 30, Columbia Blvd. Marine Drive and North via the Multy-Modal Bridge can divert up to 1000> (by directional) vehicles per hour from interchanging in Portland with HWY 5/405, therefore significantly unload the current traffic james in that area. Trucks with flamabbles or chemicals will be prohibited to use the 217 extension tunnel route.                                                   HWY 217-26_05.pdf

New-Design by R.N.

Revised Crude Oil Tank Car Design                                    Tank Car.pdf

Testimony befor the CRC Legistlative Oversight Commitiee Testimony befor the CRC Legislative Oversight Committee.pptx

Portland to Tualatin Southern Route     HSR RQ_SoutH_02_public.pdf

Portland (RQ) to Tualatin Northern Route utilizing some I-5 corridor RoW "Preferred"                          HSR The Northern Alternative CHSR Route.pdf

Tualatin to Woodburn Route      HSR Woodburn.pdf

CHSR in the State of Washington on USGS Map old version               WA HSR_2013_05.pdf    

CHSR section from Kelso to Lacey/Olympia                                     WA CHSR Route on Google Map.pdf                  

Lakewood to Olympia/Lacey Section                                     HSR Lakewood to Lacey WA.pdf

Lakewood to Seattle Section updated 4/21/2014        HSR Lakewood to Seattle.pdf

Seattle Station Area  updated 5/03/2014                    HSR_Seattle Station.pdf

Seattle to Everett Section updated 4/19/2014                                HSR_Seattle toEverett.pdf

CHSR Eugene OR Terminus      HSR Eugene Terminus.pdf

Indisputable Northwest High Speed Rail and Financing - This is the text explanation of the CHSR projects    Indisputable Northwest High Speed Rail_12.pdf

Over Passes Over Passes.pdf         

Perspective of the visionary CHSR section from Vancouver North to the Columbia Blvd. area                 HSR M M_Br. Perspective_Vancouver_04.pdf

Perspective of the visionary CHSR section between Columbia Blvd and Portland Rose Quarter             HSR RQNorth.pdf

CHSR Vancouver WA to Kelso Route Layout                    Vancouver WA to Kelso - Vancouver to Camas.pdf       

Tunneling along the CHSR  Typical route layouts                         HSR Salem Hill_03 pass.pdf                      

The Washington DC HSR Planning Videos and in other Places

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Details in different formates  are available from Seattle WA to Eugene OR      

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Brad Perkins and Rudy Niederer have been working on their vision of a high speed rail plan from Eugene OR to Vancouver B.C. to for more than seven years now. The design work for this vision plan, always subject to modification, is displayed on this site. The high speed rail Perkins and Niederer anticipate would run on tracks that would enable speeds of up to 180 miles per hour (300 Kilometers per hour). These new tracks would be grade separated – no crossings – and the trains and the entire CHSR route would be electrified with energy conserving re-generative braking capability, (feedback of electrical power to the catenary wire) and not diesel which cannot recover electrical power during braking. California has such a system underway, and the U.S. government Federal Railway Administration has designated the “Cascadia” route, from Eugene to Vancouver B.C. as a national priority route for high speed rail, one of seven in the U.S.

A route from Vancouver B.C. to Eugene would serve a population of more than seven million people. A single trip from Vancouver B.C. to Eugene would take roughly 4 hours and 15 minutes. Seattle to Portland would be roughly 1 hour and 45 minutes. Rudy and Brad have taken their inspiration from the 17 countries of the world that have already built and operate such high speed rail systems. In the U.S. presently, there are such high speed rail systems in construction in California and Texas.

More recently, anticipating that private financing would be needed to get such a system underway here, Perkins has initiated the formation of Cascadia High Speed Rail, LLC, and has brought three new partners into this company – as principals in the LLC, Ronald A. Buel, and Michael C. Powers as well as an important participant in the young company is also Leif Perkins.

Profiles of the five company founders are on the About Page.

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