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Advocates Call for Amtrak Expansion

Passenger rail advocacy group All Aboard Washington has called upon the State Legislature to provide funding to the Washington State Department of Transportation to implement existing plans for an expanded statewide passenger rail network. Restoring the full Amtrak Cascades passenger train schedule, and expanding Cascades service to Central and Eastern Washington, are critical components of statewide economic recovery and development....

Passenger Rail Advocates Call for Prompt Restoration of Amtrak Cascades Service

Passenger rail advocacy group All Aboard Washington (AAWA) has called for the State Legislature to immediately direct the Washington State Department of Transportation to implement the Legislature’s plans for a statewide passenger rail network, and to provide the funds needed for this implementation....

AAWA Welcomes Four New Board Directors

At its 2020 general membership meeting this past Saturday, November 14th, All Aboard Washington welcomed its four newest directors to the board: Samantha Dana, Pete Lewis, Adán Espino Jr., and Bob Krebs....

It's All About Return on Investment

All Aboard Washington's Luis Moscoso shared introductory remarks with the Legislature's Statewide Transportation Needs Assessment Advisory Panel on Wednesday, August 19....

AAWA Participates in Statewide Transportation Needs Assessment

All Aboard Washington's Luis Moscoso, who was named to the Legislature's Statewide Transportation Needs Assessment Advisory Panel in June, will participate in the panel's initial meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, August 19, at at 1:00 PM....

East-West Passenger Rail System Will be a Boon for All Washingtonians

The East-West passenger rail restoration project got some time in the spotlight last Saturday thanks to All Aboard Washington's successful Central Washington Passenger Rail Summit. While the state transportation budget will face challenges over the next few years, East-West passenger rail has strong prospects....

WSDOT Provides Update on Cascades Service

All Aboard Washington is pleased that progress is being made to restart Amtrak's use of the Point Defiance Bypass. We are disappointed that there were no details given about expectations for new equipment aside from the temporary Horizon cars provided by Amtrak....

Feasibility Study on East-West Service Released This Week; AAWA Discusses Results Saturday

The final version of the year-long study of the feasibility of returning passenger rail service to the Yakima Valley and Stampede Pass is being released this week. All Aboard Washington advocated for this study, which was overseen by the Legislative Joint Transportation Committee. AAWA responded to the draft study earlier. We will discuss the final study this Saturday, July 11, during our online Central Washington Passenger Rail Summit....