Promoting rail as an integral part of Washington state's transportation solutions.

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Help Us Build a Better Rail System for Washington!

Our Key Priorities

  • Safety First: Passenger safety must be our top priority. House bills 2439 and 2287 address concerns about safety governance and information sharing.
  • Reopen the Point Defiance Bypass: Congestion is choking our region’s travel time reliability, yet a key alternative is being delayed. The Point Defiance Bypass will reduce delays, save time, and enable Amtrak Cascades to expand its number of daily trains. We must reopen the Bypass to keep moving forward.
  • Expand into the Yakima Valley: It’s time for the Yakima Valley to receive its fair share of public transportation service. When the East-West passenger rail feasibility study is completed on June 30th, 2020, AAWA urges our leaders to examine the options carefully and choose an operating plan that gives the Yakima Valley convenient daytime service to the Tri-Cities, Spokane, Seattle, and beyond.


A map of the proposed passenger rail service along the Stampede Pass line, currently being studied by the Joint Transporation Committee.

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We’re helping to build a Washington that’s well-connected. Your voice and guidance can make all the difference.

AAWA has open board positions. If you are a doer, are willing to take on some responsibility for the organization, and can commit to attending our board meetings in the Tacoma area, talk with us about joining our board of directors.

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Please ask your Federal, state and local officials to support improved passenger rail service!

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