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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...

Why has high-speed rail moved so slowly in the US?

You are invited to join us on April 5 to investigate ... Why has high-speed rail moved so slowly in the US? Luncheon presentation by Dr. Anthony Perl Saturday, April 5, 2014 (11:00 am - 4:30 pm) Embassy Suites (historic Multnomah Hotel) 319 SW Pine Street Portland, Oregon 97204 convenient to light rail Anthony Perl Director of Urban Studies...

January Meeting Date Change

Our January business meeting in Tukwila has been rescheduled for Saturday January 18th from Noon to 4, at the same place (restaurant inside the Tukwila Embassy Suites). This change has been made primarily for those who are interested in watching the Seahawks beat the Saints in the playoff game that afternoon. If you have made reservations...

Tax parity for Transit riders!

Fellow Rail Advocates, While this Action Alert would rarely deal directly with  intercity passenger train service, it is a request to have you inform Congress that tax incentives for transit, urban rail, and vanpools should NOT be cut essentially in half while those for driving alone to work are actually modestly...

December Fundraiser

There are a lot of groups asking for your hard earned money. All Aboard Washington will not ask for your money as a down payment for future promises, but we ask you to help us continue our successful and long standing mission of supporting passenger rail in the State of...

RAIL ADVOCATES SHOULD PROVIDE PRO-RAIL INPUT

Important organizations in our state, and In one case, Seattle, have been and still are asking for public input on transportation, including rail issues and policies. Five entities want your input. Very important that these groups hear from rail advocates. 1) The Senate Transportation Committee (STC) had a state-wide series of...

Presentations from March 2 rail advocates conference

Here are the slide presentations from our main speakers at the recent rail advocates conference on March 2 in Tukwila. The three organizations coming together for the conference were: National Assoc. of Railroad Passengers All Aboard Washington Assoc. of Oregon Rail and Transit Advocates The theme of our conference was: Northwest Corridor - Amtrak Cascades -...

Spring/Summer schedule changes in effect Seattle-Portland

Amtrak has lengthened most schedules between Seattle and Portland and changed departure times on some trains. These changes will be in effect until late summer. This is being done to accommodate major BNSF track and signal projects that are funded by the $800+ million in federal higher speed rail grants....