Promoting rail as an integral part of Washington state's transportation solutions.

December 20

Year-End News from AAWA

We have had a successful year, and 2020 looks to be even busier. Check out the latest from our website and social media, as well as other sources.

Seattle Weekly covers AAWA's work to expand east-west service in "Catch a train: WA considers an Auburn to Spokane rail line"
https://www.seattleweekly.com/news/catch-a-train-wa-considers-an-auburn-to-spokane-rail-line/ 

AAWA Fourth Quarter newsletter includes information on I-976, Cascades pre-clearance, and more news from Washington and Oregon.
https://www.aawa.us/about/newsletters/fourth-quarter-2019/  

In the wake of Initiative 976, we should re-evaluate our state's transportation priorities.
https://www.aawa.us/posts/re-evaluating-our-priorities/

Two years after the Amtrak 501 tragedy, it's time to restore service to the Point Defiance bypass.
https://www.aawa.us/posts/restoring-cascades-service-levels/

AAWA honors Lloyd Flem at the State Capitol on December 14.
https://www.aawa.us/posts/aawa-honors-lloyd-flem/

Improved passenger rail means competitive times, more frequencies, better amenities, and new service.
https://www.aawa.us/posts/cascades-service-improvements/

Board meeting at Freighthouse Square on January 11; contact us to RSVP.
https://www.aawa.us/events/aawa-board-meeting-january-2020/

Save the date! Rail Passenger Association Northwest Meeting at UW Tacoma on Saturday, April 18.
https://www.aawa.us/events/rail-passengers-association-nw-meeting/

The Legislature's Joint Transportation Committee and the Washington State Department of Transportation meet to consider transportation improvements.
https://www.aawa.us/posts/mid-december-updates-from-olympia/

The 2020 Legislative Session begins in January. AAWA will hold educational events for elected officials. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest information. And look for our next newsletter in late January, which will be published in cooperation with the Association of Oregon Rail and Transit Advocates (AORTA).

We wish you a very happy holiday season, and successful and safe travels in the new year!

Patrick Carnahan
Charlie Hamilton
All Aboard Washington