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Tax parity for Transit riders!

Fellow Rail Advocates, While this Action Alert would rarely deal directly with  intercity passenger train service, it is a request to have you inform Congress that tax incentives for transit, urban rail, and vanpools should NOT be cut essentially in half while those for driving alone to work are actually modestly...

December Fundraiser

There are a lot of groups asking for your hard earned money. All Aboard Washington will not ask for your money as a down payment for future promises, but we ask you to help us continue our successful and long standing mission of supporting passenger rail in the State of...

RAIL ADVOCATES SHOULD PROVIDE PRO-RAIL INPUT

Important organizations in our state, and In one case, Seattle, have been and still are asking for public input on transportation, including rail issues and policies. Five entities want your input. Very important that these groups hear from rail advocates. 1) The Senate Transportation Committee (STC) had a state-wide series of...

Presentations from March 2 rail advocates conference

Here are the slide presentations from our main speakers at the recent rail advocates conference on March 2 in Tukwila. The three organizations coming together for the conference were: National Assoc. of Railroad Passengers All Aboard Washington Assoc. of Oregon Rail and Transit Advocates The theme of our conference was: Northwest Corridor - Amtrak Cascades -...

Spring/Summer schedule changes in effect Seattle-Portland

Amtrak has lengthened most schedules between Seattle and Portland and changed departure times on some trains. These changes will be in effect until late summer. This is being done to accommodate major BNSF track and signal projects that are funded by the $800+ million in federal higher speed rail grants....

A letter from All Aboard Washington's President

Here is the December fundraising letter to our All Aboard Washington members that was mailed recently. If you are able to respond with a donation we appreciate it and thank you very much for your support.   There are a lot of people asking for your hard earned money this year. And...

Amtrak dedicates new Seattle maintenance facility

On August 6, Amtrak was joined by U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D), WSDOT and Sound Transit in dedicating its new Seattle train maintenance base. This marked the completion of the first two of the four phase project. Last winter the materials storage and office building opened. Phase two is the...

Market Our Passenger Trains

A Cascades train boards passengers at Centennial Station Most rail advocates have significant understanding  of the what, where, when, and how much of our Northwest Rail Corridor passenger trains. Some of the readers of this website have exhaustive knowledge of the details of not only our passenger trains, but freight...