By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

Local pushes for rails-to-trails path in CAP corridor

Trail sought at current rail line


Submitted Photo | Rich Wesson

The segment of the CAP corridor that runs near Rich Wesson's property near Pullman.

PULLMAN - Pullman local Rich Wesson has been working for almost eight years to move forward a rails-to-trails project that would put a walking path along the South Fork of the Palouse River in the rural areas between Colfax, Albion, and Pullman.

Wesson stated that the State of Washington owns the rail corridor, also known as the CAP corridor.

He further explains that around 2014, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) reportedly determined that rebuilding a trestle was not economically feasible and started seeking ideas of what to do with it.

Wesson reports that he has b...

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