The recent news that the Washington State Department of Transportation did not receive the $198 million it requested from the Federal Railroad Administration for its ultra-high-speed rail project is actually good news for rail transport in Washington. This gives Washington the opportunity to adjust course and save from hundreds of millions to many billions of dollars by getting back on the sensible track of implementing the Long Range Plan for the Amtrak Cascades. Hopefully, our governor and Legislature will seize this opportunity.