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Don't bank on Pacific Northwest bullet train just yet.

A new government report on high-speed rail in the Pacific Northwest recommends that Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia formalize their interest in a Cascadia bullet train by creating an independent body to plan and eventually build it. But the reality of a when a bullet train may arrive is still up in the air.

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Tom Banse covers national news, business, science, public policy, Olympic sports and human interest stories from across the Northwest. He reports from well known and out–of–the–way places in the region where important, amusing, touching, or outrageous events are unfolding. Tom's stories can be found online and heard on-air during "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered" on NPR stations in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.