February 22, 2014

AAWA at Transportation Advocacy Day, Feb 27th

All Aboard Washington is again participating in Transportation Advocacy Day, this year on Thursday, February 27, and again headquartered at the United Churches, just NE across Capitol Way from the Capitol grounds. Although the issues the TAD organizers feature do not directly address intercity rail per se, those issues. which deal with transit, bike, and pedestrian transportation, are also favored by many AAWA members.

Again, Lloyd Flem, AAWA’s Executive Director, has been asked to do a ‘Breakout Session’ on passenger rail.  Lloyd will also attempt to get appointments with your legislators or their staffs.  A written set of ‘talking points’ will be prepared for your reference, but as always, you are free to discuss rail issues based on your specific situation and views.

Thurston county members of AAWA will again provide car shuttles to/from Centennial Station and the United Churches/Capitol. Please inform ASAP if you plan on attending TAD and f you’ll be travel to Olympia by train. Recommend:  From the north, Amtrak 501 to Olympia-Lacey; from the south, Amtrak 500.  Back to the north* from Olympia-Lacey, Amtrak 516; to the south, Amtrak 509.

Thanks, and hopefully we’ll have a respectable attendance at TAD.