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Midweek Video: Canada’s Incredible New Intercity Trains

RM Transit shows off Via Rail's new Siemens Venture class equipment, which is also coming to Amtrak services like Cascades.

Amtrak Cascades to Add Cross-Border Bus Service in December, Train Service in 2022

Amtrak Cascades train service north of Seattle remains suspended, but bus service will be offered in early December. This will allow Amtrak passengers to...

Amtrak Service Returns to Point Defiance Bypass on November 18th

Amtrak services will return to the Point Defiance Bypass on Thursday, November 18th, the company announced late this afternoon. The bypass is expected to...
A photo of an Amtrak Cascades locomotive car surrounded by forest.

All Aboard Washington Releases New Passenger Rail Vision Map

The map visualizes more rail connections throughout the Northwest, including both cities and rural areas. With all of the transit developments happening in the...
A birds eye view of Downtown Seattle from the south with the I-5 and I-90 spaghetti interchange dominating the frame.

Senate Compromise Torches Most Progressive Elements of Biden Infrastructure Plan

When President Joe Biden's $2.25 trillion jobs plan proposed $20 billion for a Reconnecting Communities fund that could be used for urban freeway removal...

Amtrak Cuts Deal with Siemens for ‘Venture’ Trainsets, Replacing Cascades Equipment

Amtrak has cut a major $7.3 billion deal with Siemens Mobility, a Germany-based manufacturer, to produce 83 trainsets at its Sacramento, California plant. The...
An Amtrak Cascades trainset with Talgo equipment and Siemens Charger locomotive. (Amtrak Cascades)

Reviving a Rail Revolution: How Washington Can Get Back On Track

Amidst the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, interest in passenger rail has increased markedly across the United States. With an enthusiastically pro-rail federal administration...
Artist concept of what a "WSDOT Ferry Style" car shuttle might look like. (Art by Patrick Fesler)

Mountain Ferry on Rails Could Help Fund Stampede Pass Upgrades

A ferry on rails could help electric cars get across the Cascade Mountains without burning up their battery or sitting in traffic. In my previous...