June 30, 2024

AAWA News, June-July 2024

Donate now to triple the benefit to All Aboard Washington!

Donations totaling up to $3,000 received beginning July 1 will be matched twice, so a $100 donation will bring in $300 toward our rail advocacy efforts. Please keep us on track by making a generous donation. You may donate at https://aawa.us/donate or send a check to

All Aboard Washington
P.O. Box 70381
Seattle, WA 98127-0381

Your donations must be received between July 1 and 31 to receive this generous double match!

Auction Success

We heard a great presentation on May 18 from Jeff Schultz of David Evans & Associates, and we had a very successful auction. Thanks to everyone who helped us raise over $800.

Reporting from FRA and BSPRA Meetings in Missoula

Gary Wirt and Charlie Hamilton traveled to Missoula to represent AAWA and other rail advocacy organizations to provide feedback to the Federal Railroad Administration’s Amtrak Daily Long-Distance Service Study, during the fourth of four meetings on June 6. Gary and Charlie reported on our activities to the AAWA General Meeting on June 15. See the recording linked here.

Of particular interest to the Northwest are the Seattle-Denver (“Pioneer”) and Seattle-Chicago (“North Coast Hiawatha”) routes.

Join us in Spokane, October 8-9

Early bird registration is now open for the Third Annual Greater Northwest Rail Summit at the Central Library, Spokane, WA (virtual attendance is available). Register to attend at the All Aboard Northwest website: https://allaboardnw.org/summit/

The Summit brings together rail experts and advocates to continue working toward restoring a true national rail network that includes service to the largely underserved Greater Northwest.

AAWA Picnic on August 10

Join us at Rainier Vista Community Park, 5475 45th Ave SE, Lacey, Washington 98503, beginning at 11:00 am. Contact us if you’d like a ride from Olympia-Lacey Amtrak station. Please register so that we know how many people to expect!

Save These Dates

Please put these dates on your calendar. 


AAWA Board Meeting



Third Annual Greater Northwest Rail Summit

Spokane Central Library


AAWA General Meeting



AAWA Board Meeting



Winter Gathering

Centralia Depot


COVID Is Still With Us

We’re hearing about several people who have gotten COVID recently, so please stay safe as you travel this summer.

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