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It’s Time for Cross-State Passenger Trains for Washington

A return of passenger train service between Seattle, South Central Washington and Spokane, would benefit residents and tourists alike, providing needed economic stimulus for tourism, spread business opportunities and prosperity, as well as provide connections for educational opportunities and social mobility, in all weather....

AAWA's New Logo

Why is AAWA changing its logo? AAWA is completing several important materials, including the new website and one-page summaries of our organization and policy requests for Olympia. As part of this, we must have a strong brand identity that builds recognition of AAWA among our stakeholders while ensuring we are seen and heard consistently....

Winter AAWA Newsletter Available

The Fourth Quarter 2018 newsletter from All Aboard Washington is available at https://www.aawa.us/about/newsletters/fourth-quarter-2018/ online and as a printable PDF....

All Aboard Washington joins coalition to oppose I-976

On January 3, representatives of All Aboard Washington stood on the steps of the Washington State Capitol, outside the Secretary of State's Office, to protest Tim Eyman's latest initiative I-976. I-976 would cap annual vehicle registration fees at $30, roll back vehicle weight fees set by the Legislature and repeal voter-approved car tab taxes to pay for Sound Transit 3, the $34 billion expansion designed to take light rail from Everett to Tacoma, to West Seattle and Ballard, and east to Redmond. Worst of all for for us, Amtrak Cascades and freight mobility projects would be gutted. Dozens of cities would lose money for road resurfacing and maintenance....

All Aboard Washington's Fall Newsletter Is Online Now!

We have lots of news to share, so please check out the latest issue of Washington Rail News at https://aawa.us/about/past-newsletters/third-quarter-2018/ If you have a print subscription, it will be arriving next week. Editor Patrick Carnahan has news updates affecting rail passengers in Washington state and around the country, as well updates on what's happening with AAWA's advocacy efforts, and a list of upcoming events....

Please renew or join All Aboard Washington!

This year has been a challenging one for AAWA. We lost two of our dear friends and Board members, Jim Hamre and Zack Wilhoite, in the Amtrak Cascades derailment last December. One impact was that we have had to re-create our membership records. As a result, you may not have received your renewal notice as scheduled....

Please join us for AAWA's holiday meeting!

Please join us for AAWA's holiday meeting! All Aboard Washington’s Annual Meeting is coming soon. It will be held Saturday, December 8, 11-12 noon to 3-4 PM at ‘River’s Edge’ restaurant in Tumwater Valley about four miles west of Centennial Station. (4611 Tumwater Valley Drive in Tumwater.)...

Upcoming meetings will hear from WSDOT, discuss east-west service

AAWA has finalized our meeting schedule for the next few months. Our picnic meeting on Saturday, August 11, in Lacey, where we will get an update from WSDOT. The meeting on Saturday, September 8 will be in Auburn and will focus on our efforts to re-develop east-west daylight service via Stampede Pass. Please join...

AAWA Newsletter is available

The second quarter 2018 issue of Washington Rail News is available, with many thanks to our new editor Patrick Carnahan. The front page features stories on Jim Hamre's award from the Rail Passengers Association, as well as AAWA's participation in RPA's advocacy day on the hill.  It is available at this link: Washington Rail News,...

Jim Hamre receives Golden Spike Award for rail advocacy

(WASHINGTON, DC, April 17, 2018)--Jim Hamre, the All Aboard Washington and Rail Passengers Association board member who lost his life in the Amtrak 501 accident in December, was honored by RPA for his tireless work toward a better and safer passenger rail system. In a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol, RPA...