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

Our Impact

How AAWA Is Making a Difference

Press Coverage

AAWA publicizes the need for improved passenger rail service.

AAWA's Advocacy

All Aboard Washington has successfully advocated for:

Rail Safety

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.

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.