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Students study possible Spokane-Pullman-Moscow train

Wed., May 13, 2009, 7:36 a.m.

Students from Washington State University-Spokane and Eastern Washington University are studying a possible rail line linking Spokane, Pullman and Moscow, Idaho.

WSU landscape architecture students are conducing public surveys while EWU students are preparing a market analysis. WSU Associate Professor Bob Scarfo says the information will be presented to people with an interest in train service.

Whitman County Commissioner Greg Partch told the Moscow-Pullman Daily News the rail service would be beneficial but the county probably would not be able to provide any financial assistance.

Students will present their project May 26 at the community center in Rosalia, which is about half way between Spokane and Pullman.

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