This article, published by The Seattle Times, quotes Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew:
“I think these other governments stepping up to share the cost is a great, remarkable development. I was concerned that if we didn’t get the deal closed by the end of this year, BNSF might say enough is enough. It’s very timely — an early Christmas gift,” said Bruce Agnew, director for the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute, which has advocated putting passenger trains on the rail corridor.
The rest of the article can be found here.