News Brief: British Columbia will contribute $300,000 toward a study that will look into the business case for an ultra-high-speed transit system connecting Vancouver, Seattle and Portland. B.C. Premier John Horgan made the announcement today in Vancouver alongside Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. Washington state lawmakers already have approved up to $1.2 million for the analysis, which follows up on a study estimating the cost of a high-speed rail, maglev or Hyperloop system at $24 billion to $42 billion. Inslee said he’s also gotten a “thumbs up” for the study from Oregon Gov. Kate Brown. Get the details from the CBC and the Vancouver Sun.
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