The Western Group (TWG) of Ogden, Utah, a railroad industry consortium, is proud to announce that it has been chosen by Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and Spokane County as the preferred bidder as part of WSDOT’s Request for Proposal process for operation of the rail lines between Cheney, WA and Coulee City, WA.

With extensive experience in shortline freight railroading, as well as railroad construction and maintenance, TWG can influence maximum value for the communities of the region and the State of Washington. Utilizing this experience and qualifications will enhance Washington’s investment in this rail line. TWG has a proven track record of finding innovative solutions to improve cast-off branch lines so that they become sustainable, productive transportation providers for rural communities.

When goods are delivered by rail, roadways are less congested and less impacted. Industrial services and businesses developed along rail lines put down roots and contribute to community infrastructures, which in turn encourages further growth.