2021 Train Trek

Conversations on Rail in the Northwest

OUR Voice, OUR Trains

What are your transportation needs and priorities? We want to hear from you!

Following up from our 2020 Train Trek series of virtual events, this year All Aboard Washington will travel across the state (in-person and electronically) to participate in informal discussions of how new and improved train service can make a difference in your community. Invite your neighbors, elected officials and business leaders!

Transportation and infrastructure issues are of greater significance than ever before. Several studies have confirmed that there is a significant need for, and interest in, improved and more frequent Cascades service, as well as daytime east-west service. As your representative for better transportation for over 40 years, AAWA wants your voice to be heard in Olympia!

During the 2021 Train Trek, AAWA will share its vision for improved train service. We will discuss how expanded passenger rail service can bring significant economic, equity, and environmental benefits to the communities it serves. But most of all, we want to hear from citizens, community leaders, and elected officials about the transportation needs YOU care about.

AAWA believes that now is the time to re-evaluate our transportation priorities by:

  • Expanding the state-supported Amtrak Cascades passenger rail service
  • Improving connections between local and regional transit services
  • Building and revitalizing infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists

The ongoing budgetary, mobility, and climate crises all demand commitment to proactive solutions that foster stable economic recovery from the pandemic while furthering Washington’s efforts to fight global climate change.

With targets for reductions of vehicle trips, greenhouse gas emissions, and traffic fatalities all coming due over the next decade, immediate actions should be taken to sustain our state’s economic vitality, environmental commitments, and equitable access for all citizens.

These events will also be available electronically. Additional meetings are being offered statewide. Details are available at https://www.aawa.us/impact/2021-train-trek/


The 2021 Train Trek will visit regions of the state with existing rail lines. The East-West Train Trek will be held in August. A second Train Trek series is planned for the fall, to visit the communities along the route of Amtrak Cascades.

East-West Train Trek — August 12-21


$5,065 Raised
106% Progress


Thursday, August 12

Friday, August 13

Saturday, August 14

Sunday, August 15

Wednesday, August 18

Pacific Northwest Rail Forum, Big Sky, MT
2021 Annual Summit of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region

Thursday, August 19

Friday, August 20

Saturday, August 21

Sponsorship, Donations and Registration

  • Series Sponsor (includes recognition online and at each event, registration for 6 guests): $500
  • Community Sponsor (includes recognition online and at one event, registration for 4 guests): $200
  • Family Sponsor (includes recognition online, registration for 2 guests): $100
  • Individual Sponsor (includes recognition online, registration for 1 guest): $50
  • In-Person Registration: $25
  • Registration for Attendance via Zoom: $15
  • Registration only: Free

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Thanks to Our Sponsors!

  • Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority
  • Matt Boehnke
  • John Bowen
  • Boyce Burdick
  • John Carlin
  • David Clinton
  • Edward Cohen
  • John Crowley
  • Carl Fowler
  • Maradel Gale
  • Larry Glickfeld
  • Robert Gorski
  • Barry Green
  • Glenda Hanson
  • Ford Hill
  • Horace Horton
  • Bill Jenkin
  • Liz Knapke
  • Robert Krebs
  • Bob Lawrence
  • Duncan McRayde
  • Mark Meyer
  • In Memory of Jim Neal
  • Janice Rudnitski
  • Maricela Sanchez
  • Riley Shewak
  • John R. Smith
  • Jack Staples
  • Thomas and Lael White
  • Gary Wirt
  • Warren Yee
  • Larry Yok