AAWA publicizes the need for improved passenger rail service.
All Abord Washington has successfully advocated for:
Yakima Valley/Stampede Pass Service (2017-2020)
AAWA collaborated with the Washington State Legislative Rail Caucus (LRC) to pass legislation funding a feasibility study of passenger rail service through the Yakima Valley to Eastern Washington.
AAWA funded a Central Washington University Stampede Pass Rail Study researching local sentiment toward re-establishing passenger rail service in the Yakima Valley between Seattle and Pasco.
County Rail Districts (2018)
AAWA supported an amendment to RCW 36.60, allowing County Rail Districts (CRDs) to facilitate passenger and freight service.
Service to More Communities
Amtrak Cascades Startup and Improvements (1994-2010)
WashARP worked with the state and Amtrak to restart regional service using advanced Talgo equipment.
- A second daily Seattle-Vancouver, BC Cascades round-trip began in 2010.
- Cascades service was extended to Vancouver, BC, in 1995.
- Cascades service using Talgo equipment began in 1994.
Centennial Station (1993)
WashARP was instrumental in the grassroots creation of this privately-funded station serving Lacey and Olympia.