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Amtrak Boosting Service in May with Four Daily Trips to Portland

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The pandemic has meant a big curtailment in passenger rail service for Washington. Right now there's only thrice weekly long-distance service to Los Angeles...
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Building Out Washington’s Passenger Rail Network with ‘Cascades Local Rail’

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Last year, when Washington's east-west passenger rail study came out, the results were mostly uninspiring for a full corridor initially, but one particular section...

Sunday Video: Amtrak’s 50th Anniversary Paint Scheme and Livery History

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOZdzbDpftI Amtrak is celebrating the company's 50 anniversary with a look back on past liveries and special commemorative ones that will be painted on trains...

Sunday Video: NYC’s Moynihan Train Hall Opens

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https://youtu.be/VvZhTZxGQjY Julian (JBtrainman) takes viewers on a short but comprehensive tour of the new Moynihan Train Hall expansion of New York City’s Penn Station, which...

AAWA: Advocates Call for Amtrak Expansion to Facilitate Economic Recovery and Improve Environmental...

Passenger rail advocacy group All Aboard Washington (AAWA) has called upon the Washington State Legislature to provide funding to the Washington State Department of...

Amtrak Joe’s Win Elevates High-Speed Rail Hopes

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Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris officially became President-elect and Vice President-elect on Saturday, which signals a shift from a car-centric, anti-city administration to...

Biden’s Climate Plan Would Launch Green New Deal and High-Speed Rail Network

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While Joe Biden may have emphasized highway building during the virtual Democratic National Convention, his $2 trillion dollar "Build Back Better" climate plan is...

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...