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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....

Be a Stop on the 2022 Train Trek!

We're traveling again, to lead discussions on the benefits of rail with communities around the region. This year's theme is "How to Revive Passenger Rail."...

Successful In-Person AAWA Meeting in Centralia

The meeting and auction in Centralia went very well. If you were able to attend in person or electronically, thank you! We’re sorry if you couldn’t join us, but we look forward to seeing you again soon....

Upcoming AAWA Events, Support our Work

Please support All Aboard Washington in our work. We need active volunteers, we need calls and letters to elected officials, and we need donations. Our yearly budget is less than $100,000 but our regular income is far less. Only due to a few large bequests and gifts have we been able to continue. AAWA is close to running out of money, without which our advocacy for inter-city passenger rail goes away with no other organizations likely to replace our unique work. Please consider a donation to All Aboard Washington as part of your estate planning, as well as giving what you can afford to give now....

It’s Time to Expand the Amtrak Cascades Statewide

All Aboard Washington is concerned that the proposed 2022 “Move Ahead Washington” transportation legislation does not adequately anticipate leveraging the $66 billion in Federal funds for rail that the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) provides. BIL funding will be essential to help achieve our state’s climate, traffic reduction, and transportation safety goals. ”Move Ahead Washington”, as currently proposed, does not anticipate upcoming rail-related BIL Federal grant opportunities for existing Amtrak Cascades service in our state by maintaining the uninspiring status quo....

AAWA Responds to Proposed State Transportation Budget

All Aboard Washington is concerned that the 2022 Move Ahead Washington package does not take advantage of, or plan to leverage, the $66 billion in Federal funds for rail that the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill (BIL) provides. This funding will be central to helping the state achieve its stated climate, traffic reduction, and transportation safety goals....