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AAWA News, February 2023

Comment on FRA study, Changes to rail in 2023, Donate now to triple the benefit to AAWA, 2023 Train Trek goes to college(s), Legislative testimony, Other news, Follow us on Rail.chat...

AAWA Testifies to WA Legislature's House Transportation Committee

It’s time to Invest In Rail and complete our multimodal rail system by linking the Link Light Rail, Sounder, and the Amtrak Cascades on the west side to much-needed service east of the mountains. Research shows that all of this can be done soon, and will be necessary to support UHSR when it is completed in the future....

December 2022 AAWA-AORTA Meeting

All Aboard Washington and AORTA met in Centralia. We had some sound and internet connection issues, but the conversation was excellent. Thanks to everyone who participated....

All Aboard Washington’s 2023 Legislative Priorities

Now is the time for next steps toward considering East-West passenger rail service via Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks (Stampede Pass). This is an essential statewide corridor providing access to and from the national network for underserved, burgeoning and diverse population centers in Kittitas County, Yakima County, the Yakama Nation, Benton County, and Franklin County....

Senator Liias: Let's Change Passenger Rail from a Vision to Reality

AAWA emphasizes that: 1. Conventional Cascades service must be improved in the near term – and in this era of expanded federal funding for passenger rail service alongside a willing host railroad partner, there is no reason hourly service shouldn’t be our target. 2. Passenger rail needs to touch more of the state than Western Washington. More service across the Cascades to Yakima, the Tri-Cities, and Spokane will ensure a coalition of support for high speed rail in the future....