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Amtrak Cascades Stuck in Low Gear, Gets New Rolling Stock

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Service on the Amtrak Cascades corridor is likely to remain reduced for quite some time. One daily roundtrip between Seattle and Eugene will continue...

Study Finds Limited New East-West Washington Passenger Rail Line Could Generate Substantial Ridership

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On Tuesday, the Washington State Joint Transportation Committee (WSJTC) and its consultants presented findings to state legislators on the east-west intercity passenger rail study....
BNSF Railways track heading into Downtown Seattle from Interbay. (Credit: Doug Trumm)

Washington’s Draft State Rail Plan Presents Foggy But Promising Future

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Washington's long-awaited draft state rail plan update has been released. Due out in 2019, the draft finally surfaced last week from the Washington State Department...
Pacific Central Station in Vancouver is the port of entry for Amtrak Cascades trips. (Photo by Nkocharh, Wikimedia Commons)

Amtrak Cascades Could Get Customs Preclearance in Canada Shaving At Least 10 Minutes Off...

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Amtrak is hoping to improve service from Vancouver, British Columbia for its Amtrak Cascades service. At a briefing Wednesday, Ron Pate of the Washington...

Midweek Video: Rail Plus

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https://youtu.be/bVQAfT89hCQ Have you heard of Sound Transit’s Rail Plus program? If not, this video explains how ORCA passholders can use their cards on certain Amtrak...
The Tōkaidō Shinkansen high-speed line in Japan, with Mount Fuji in the background. The Tokaido Shinkansen was the world's first high-speed rail line. (Wikipedia / tansaisuketti)

Transportation Appropriations Bill Kickstarts Cascadia High-Speed Rail Authority

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On Sunday, the Washington State Legislature concluded the 2019 legislative session. Many progressive environmental, transportation, land use, and housing bills managed to win approval...

Positive Train Control Fully Activated on Sounder Corridors

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On Monday, Sound Transit announced that positive train control (PTC) has been fully implemented and received certification along the Sounder commuter rail corridors. Sounder...

What Is the State of US Rail Travel in 2019?

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This is the second post in a two part series about train travel in the US. If you would like learn more about riding Amtrak...