The Eastside Rail Corridor is renamed the Eastrail.
Twelve years ago, the future of the Eastside Rail Corridor was uncertain. Since then we have preserved the corridor and started opening segments of the trail to the public. Now with the unveiling of the new Eastrail name, we make a turn and begin the process of transforming these segments into a singular, regional whole.
The name change to Eastrail, which was made official in Redmond last Saturday, as well as the community and business leadership behind it, marks an exciting next step to realize the vision of a connected 42-mile corridor to communities, light rail and many destinations across the Eastside. As the chair of the Regional Advisory Council, which guides the development of this regional treasure, I’m excited to continue the work to realize this vision.