Vancouver, WA, photo by C. Hamilton
Vancouver, WA, photo by C. Hamilton

Legislation Tracker

Oregon

Bill Docs Flags Title Status Veto Date Original Sponsor

SB 14

Requires Department of Transportation to study options for expanding passenger rail service in Oregon. Joint Committee On Transportation Hearing 2/28/23 5:00 pm 02/18/2023 Senator Gorsek

SB 16

Requires Department of Transportation to study funding options to support transportation by rail. Joint Committee On Transportation Hearing 2/28/23 5:00 pm 02/18/2023 Senator Gorsek
SB 846 Directs Metro to study rail corridors within Metro, including inventory of rail corridors and determination of feasibility of using rail corridors to carry passenger trains. Joint Committee On Transportation Hearing 2/28/23 5:00 pm 02/03/23 Senator Gorsek

HB 2619

Modifies membership of Oregon Transportation Commission. Joint Committee On Transportation 02/18/2023 Representative Pham K, Dexter, Senator Campos

HB 2662

Requires Department of Transportation, in collaboration with Tri-Met and Portland & Western Railroad to study extending Westside Express Service commuter line to Salem. Joint Committee On Transportation 02/18/2023 Representative Neron

HB 2691

Provides that any agreement related to providing ultra-high-speed ground transportation in this state must include service to Eugene. Joint Committee On Transportation 02/18/2023 Representative Nathanson, Senator Gorsek
HB 3224 Requires Department of Transportation, State Department of Energy and Department of Environmental Quality to collaborate with City of Salem and mass transit agencies to study feasibility of developing rail streetcar system in city of Salem. Joint Committee On Transportation Hearing 2/28/23 5:00 pm 02/17/23 Representative Andersen, Senator Patterson

HB 2692

Directs Department of Transportation to work with Washington State Department of Transportation and British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to develop plans to operate and fund rail transportation. Joint Committee On Transportation Hearing 2/28/23 5:00 pm 02/18/2023 Representative Nathanson, Senator Gorsek

SJR 2

Proposes amendment to Oregon Constitution to authorize use of motor vehicle-related tax revenue for infrastructure that reduces traffic burden of, or pollution from, motor vehicles on public roads in this state. Joint Committee On Transportation 02/18/2023 Senator Gorsek

Washington

Bill Docs Flags Title Status Veto Date Original Sponsor
HB 1839 Docs Concerning train length on railroads. HTransportation 02/22/2023 Santos
SHB 1258 Docs Tourism marketing H Rules R 02/18/2023 Ryu
SHB 1541 Docs Lived experience H Approps
Hearing 2/22/23 1:30 PM
Executive Session 2/24/23 9:00 am
02/18/2023 Farivar
SB 5465 Docs f Tourism marketing S Ways & Means
Executive Session 2/23/23 9:00 am
02/18/2023 Stanford
SB 5616 Docs Lived experience S State Govt & E 02/18/2023 Valdez
SB 5749 Docs Enhancing rail safety governance by expanding the role of the utilities and transportation commission. S Transportation 2/21/2023 Liias
Flags:
a Amended. $ Appropriation bill. f State fiscal note on file. d Department.
e Governor. b Joint Legislative Audit & Review Committee. o Other. # Local fiscal note on file.

Wyoming

Bill Docs Flags Title Status Veto Date Original Sponsor

HJ0005

Passenger rail service. H:Died in Committee Returned Bill Pursuant to HR 5-4 02/07/23 Representative Sherwood