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All Aboard Washingtion Annual Membership Meeting is Nov. 14 in Centralia

All Aboard Washington's 2015 annual membership meeting will be November 14 from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in the community room at the Centralia Amtrak Station. We suggest lunch on your own before the meeting at the landmark McMenamins Olympic Club directly across Railroad Avenue from the station, or at another restaurant in...

Join us for our next meeting on October 10

Join us for the All Aboard Washington board meeting on October 10 from noon-4:00 p.m. at Basil’s Kitchen, Embassy Suites Hotel, 15920 W. Valley Hwy, Tukwila. The Hotel is two blocks from the Tukwila Sounder/Amtrak station and is accessible from Link light rail by taking the RapidRide F bus towards...

All Aboard Washington's Summer Fundraiser

All Aboard Washington's summer fundraiser letter has been postal mailed to all our members. If you don't want to wait for the letter to arrive and wish to make a contribution online now go to here. Your donations and dues are All Aboard Washington's primary source of funds. We appreciate all...

Next Meeting - August 8th at Lacey's Rainier View Park

Fellow Passenger Rail Advocates, We were very pleased to get confirmation from Mr. Jim Mathews, the new President of the National Association of Railroad Passengers, that he will be making a special trip from Washington DC to OUR Washington to meet and speak with us at All Aboard Washington’s Annual Picnic...

AAWA's Charlie Hamilton honored by NARP

Photo by Ken Briers At the April NARP council meeting our own Charlie Hamilton was recognized for his service in helping select NARP’s new database/web vendor. Presenting the award are President Jim Mathews, left, and Chairman Bob Stewart. Here is the text of his award: National Association of Railroad Passengers Jack Martin Award Named...

Northwest Rail Advocates Meeting – June 6, 2015 – East Glacier Park, MT

The National Association of Railroad Passengers, All Aboard Washington and the Association Oregon of Rail and Transit Advocates are hosting the 2015 Northwest passenger rail advocates membership meeting on Saturday June 6 at the Glacier Park Lodge in East Glacier Park, MT. Register for the meeting here or click on the link on the...

AAWA May 9 meeting in Ellensburg

The All Aboard Washington meeting on May 9 in Ellensburg is fast approaching. All are welcome. Here are the details: The meeting will be from noon-3:00 p.m. at Rodeo City Bar-B-Q, 204 N Main St, Ellensburg. Our featured speakers are Rep. Matt Manweller (R-Ellensburg) and Sen. Judy Warnick (R-Moses lake). Each is...

A message from our AAWA president

By Karen Keller It’s been a busy two months since I was elected president of All Aboard Washington in January. Most of my time has been focused on creating a survey for our members and former members to learn their opinions of our association. We have contracted with Phoenix Projects Consulting Services...

Moving ahead with Passenger Rail as we enter 2015

I am cautiously optimistic about the continued funding for our Amtrak Cascades service from the Washington legislature and now the Oregon legislature. At the November 15 meeting of the Association of Oregon Rail and Transit Advocates (AORTA) in Eugene, Mr. Hal Gard, head of ODOT Rail, expressed serious concern that...

November 8: All Aboard Washington annual membership meeting

All Aboard Washington's annual membership meeting will be on November 8 from 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. in the community room at the Centralia Amtrak Station. Speakers include Kirk Fredrickson, WSDOT Rail Division, Dan McFarling of the Assoc. of Oregon Rail and Transit Advocates and Cascadia’s Bruce Agnew. NARP board member Jim Hamre...