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AAWA Part of High-Level Advocacy for Our Intercity Passenger Trains

Two meetings held in late July in Portland and Seattle emphasized the growing important of Northwest Corridor trains and the strong bipartisan support of highly-influential people evident at the two meetings. Portland hosted the Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER – the American Northwest and Western Canada) on July 20.  The well-attended...

Trains 513 and 516 service to Vancouver Saved!

http://crosscut.com/blog/crosscut/20466/Canada-relents-on-cash-demands-for-late-Amtrak-run-from-Seattle/ VICTORY! -- We've just received word that Canadian Minister for Public Safety, Vic Toews, announced in a CBC interview this morning, "Upon careful review of the business case and despite some significant financial constraints, the Canada Border Services Agency has decided that it will continue to provide publicly funded border...

Secretary Hammond's Comments on The Competition for Intercity Passenger Rail in America Act of 2011

http://s4prc.org/Resources/media/SPRCStatement-CompetitionforIntercityPassengerRailinAmericaAct.pdf All Aboard Washington continues to be pleased that our Secretary of Transportation, Governor, and Lieutenant Governor are all outspoken advocates of our intercity passenger rail program.  We are also pleased Secretary Paula Hammond was chosen Chair of the national States for Passenger Rail Coalition. Paula’s letter to Mica/Shuster (above) essentially...

Mudslide disruptions to Amtrak and Sounder: Time for Flex and Fix!

This winter has been terrible for Northwest Amtrak and Sounder operations (and passengers) because of seemingly nearly continuous mudslides along the BNSF mainline, both north and south of Seattle, since December. There have been slides near Tacoma, Vancouver, WA and Surrey, BC, but the worst area is definitely between Seattle...

WSDOT announces $145 million more in HSR Funds

WSDOT Announces that we are receiving $145 million from rejected Wisconsin and Ohio HSR funds. This is on top of the $590 million Washington received in February. It's official: Ohio and Wisconsin high-speed-rail funding coming to Washington...

Join or Renew All Aboard Washington online!

We have just launched a new part of our website to join and renew your membership online through PayPal. Join or Renew your All Aboard membership online now!...

ARRA funds finally coming to Washington!

AAWA is delighted contracts have been signed among involved parties and the long-time granted $591 million ARRA (“Stimulus”) funds for the Washington state’s portion of our Northwest Passenger Rail Corridor will soon be putting people to work building valuable transportation infrastructure and hopefully securing more trains. Ever since the Obama...

Its been a good week in Washington!

All  Aboard Washington offers congratulations to WSDOT Secretary Paula Hammond who was unanimously elected Chair of the States for Passenger Rail Coalition by state transportation directors. The election of Secretary Hammond shows  respect for her leadership and  WSDOT’s  nationally-praised success in providing the passenger rail services that Washington state’s residents...

Washington Gets 161 million more in HSRA funds!

USDOT Secretary Ray LaHood announced on December 9 the redistribution of High Speed Rail funds being rejected by the new governors-elect of Wisconsin and Ohio.  The total being reallocated is almost $1.2 billion. Washington State’s share is $161.5 million! This amount is third behind California and Florida (where construction of...