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D.C. hire to lobby for rail crossing alternative


Last updated 4/14/2016 at Noon

The City of Edmonds has hired a federal lobbying firm, Capitol Strategies of Washington, D.C., to pursue federal dollars for the at-grade rail crossing alternatives project.

“You have to have people on the ground in D.C. going door-to-door, talking to key staff members in the transportation area plus our local elected leaders in D.C. – our state senators and our congressmen,” Mayor Dave Earling said.

Earling formed the Mayor’s Advisory Task Force on At-Grade Rail Crossings Alternatives Analysis in July 2015 to study solutions for improving waterfront access during emergencies, and...

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