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Passenger Rail Lost a Leader and Friend on July 7

The passenger rail community in our state and our country lost a tireless advocate and friend yesterday with the passing of Ken Uznanski. Ken led the WSDOT Rail Division during the 1990s and first decade of the 21st century when the intercity passenger rail program bloomed in Washington and the...

URGENT - Letters Needed for Seattle's Center City Connector!

Fellow Rail Advocates,   We need to write to members of the Seattle City Council and urge them to proceed with the planning for the Center City Connector (CCC) - the streetcar line that will connect the South Lake Union and First Hill lines.  As I have mentioned in the past, it...

All Aboard Washington June 14th Meeting

All Aboard Washington will be having our next meeting at Basil's Kitchen in the Embassy Suites Hotel (Embassy Suites Hotel 15920 W Valley Hwy, Seattle, WA 98188) in Tukwila, WA next to the Amtrak/Sounder Station. Mike Elliot of the BLET (Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen) and Herb Kohn of...

Amazon Smile

All Aboard Washington is now a member of Amazon Smile. Your purchases on AmazonSmile can benefit All Aboard Washington. Its Easy to do! Just remember to go to smile.amazon.com and your purchases help us!   Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your...

National Train Day at King Street Station

Saturday May 10th was National Train Day. Amtrak and  other community groups hosted events at Amtrak Stations nationwide. Seattle's at King Street Station was no exception. Amtrak had a grant event at the newly restored King Street Station, where Amtrak's Rob Eaton, Seattle Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim, WSDOT's Ron Pate...

“Rail in the Northwest” Program May 14

Many rail advocates will be interested in a program  “Rail in the Northwest”, presented by Russell Holter. The program is a look at the significance of railroads in the history and development of our region and Washington state. Mr. Holter is  professionally employed by the Washington State Department of Archeology...

National Train Day at King Street Station May 10

Restored to its early-20th Century glory, as well as having seismic retro-fits and other structural updates, Seattle’s King Street Station will host a major National Train Day Event on Saturday May 10. It will be a family event with many displays and activities designed to appeal to children as well as...

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...

Tacoma Freighthouse Square Station Concepts

On Feb 19th, WSDOT held an open house with 14 different conceptual designs for a proposed Amtrak station at Freight house Square as part of the Pt. Defiance Bypass project (replacing the existing Amtrak station) . While somewhat detailed designs they had not made it past the concept stage yet...