AUGUSTA — A bill that would fund a plan for bringing passenger rail service to Lewiston-Auburn is moving forward in the Maine Legislature.

Democratic Rep. Jared Golden’s bill was unanimously approved in the Democratic-controlled House last week and likely faces a final vote in the Republican-controlled Senate in the coming days.

The bill directs the Department of Transportation to conduct a $500,000 study and complete a plan for a commuter rail service between Portland and the Lewiston area.

Golden told the Lewiston Sun Journal in a statement that he’s grateful for the support the bill has received.

It’s unclear whether Gov. Paul LePage would support the proposal.