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A Busy Summer for AAWA

We hope you’re having an enjoyable start to the summer! All Aboard Washington has a few updates on our hard work over the past few months, including some fun upcoming activities....

AAWA's Carnahan Reports on WA's Rail Revolution

AAWA co-executive director Patrick Carnahan's article "Reviving a Rail Revolution: How Washington State Can Get Back on Track Toward Creating a World-Class Passenger Rail Network" is featured in the latest issue of Speedlines, the newsletter of the American Public Transportation Association....

Help Us Spread the Word that Daily Service is Back!

AAWA and AORTA will be passing out flyers at stations tomorrow, as this week's increased service levels take effect. The flyer is attached. So far, we have folks who will be at several stations. If anyone else wants to spread the word, please let us know!...

2021: Good News, Bad News, and How You Can Help

All Aboard Washington has had a busy spring with virtual advocacy in both Washington, D.C. and Olympia. The ongoing pandemic continues to present countless challenges, but there is renewed interest in passenger rail service from coast to coast. Here are some updates on what’s been going on and what you can do to help make things happen....

AAWA Presents to Legislature's House Transportaton Committee

AAWA leaders will present the latest news on the return of daily long-distance trains, and the need for expanding service n the region, to the House Transportation Committee. The meeting begins on Thursday, March 11 at 3:30 pm....

Ridership on Amtrak Cascades Returning to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Cascades ridership has in fact experienced a return. Our two post-pandemic trains are starting to perform like two pre-pandemic trains. It follows that ridership will not return to significantly higher levels until service is returned to former levels - former service being 14 trains a day or more given the reopening of the Point Defiance bypass....

Looking Down the Tracks: the State of Washington's Trains in 2021

A new year is upon us, and AAWA is already off to a busy start! Here is our beginning-of-year update for 2021. Service has been drastically curtailed across the Pacific Northwest. Amtrak Cascades was cut from 4 Seattle-Portland, 2 Portland-Eugene, and 2 Seattle-Vancouver, BC daily round trips to just one daily Seattle-Eugene round trip, with all Cascades trains north of Seattle suspended....