2016/2017: Received $300,000 (Washington State Legislature - transportation budget through WSDOT rail division) for design work to replace Bridge 12, a timber trestle bridge over Salmon Creek near the Cedars Golf Course that is about 75 years old.
2016/2017: Received $30,000 from Clark County General Fund to install emergency notification signs at public crossings.
2017: Received $72,000 from Clark County General Fund to repair the rock tunnel near Mile Post 24. A December 2016 inspection found excessive cracks and delamination in the tunnel.
Business Outreach – Clark County is doing business outreach to businesses along the rail line as well as those not along the rail line, locally and regionally. The goal is to maintain and expand business in Clark County for economic development.
Freight Rail Assistant Program Grant – Clark County has requested $400,000, with a local match of $100,000, for track improvements to the first three miles of the railroad. Improvements would include replacing 85 pounds per yard rail, which dates back nearly 100 years, with 115 pounds per yard rail that can support modern loads. Additionally, deficient conditions in track subgrade, ballast and drainage will be addressed. The county expects to learn in summer 2017 if it will receive the grant.
Washington State Legislature – State Rep Liz Pike, R-Camas, has requested $2.5 million for permitting and replacing Bridge 12. The Legislature already has provided $300,000 for design work. Since 2000, the bridge has required replacement of timber elements almost yearly.
State Legislative Activity – A "Rail Day" will also be held in Olympia at the beginning of the 2018 Legislature to update state lawmakers.