Gosh, ODOT seems to have a teensy little cash-flow problem. Not only are they challenged when it comes to roads - like the little issue on their highway 20 "straightening "project, wherein half a dozen brand new bridges and pavement had to be ripped out because they built the things on an active landslide - it also looks as though they won't have enough money next year to keep the Cascades AmTrak route running between Eugene and Seattle.
Those spiffy new Talgo trains that the state bought last year? Looks like they might be headed to the auction block. Maybe ODOT can claim they need more money For The Children™! Hey, it works on Porkland/Multnomah County voters every time.