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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...

Save the Waterfront Streetcar

The George Benson Waterfront Streetcar line stopped operation in 2005 with the hopes that once a new car barn was built the line would be restored to service. 7 Years later, the car barn was never built, and political winds have changed. Now Metro is looking at selling off the...

Coal Train effects on Passenger Trains in the Northwest Corridor

On June 15, Transportation Choices Coalition hosted one of its Friday Forums at the downtown Seattle YMCA. The topic was Coal Train effects on Passenger Trains in the Northwest Corridor. This issue arises from proposals to site up to six coal export terminals in Puget Sound, along the Pacific Coast...