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Amtrak

How South Sounder Could Be Beefed Up For All-Day Ridership and Service

Ridership on Sounder's southern line has taken a huge hit since the pandemic started in 2020. Sound Transit moved to cut service down to...

National Railroads Labor Dispute Affects Northwest Passenger Rail, But Full Shutdown Has Been Averted

On Wednesday, freight railroads had yet to come to terms with union workers, creating chaos across the United States as movement of goods and...

Summer On The Rails: Traveling on Amtrak’s Empire Builder

Cross-country train rides with and without kids, dining cars with and without meat, and making travel part of the vacation. To ride a train across...

Seattle-Vancouver, BC Amtrak Cascades Train Service Returns September 26th

Amtrak will restore international Cascades train service to Vancouver, British Columbia on September 26th. Initially, Cascades service will only be one roundtrip daily between...

Expand Amtrak Cascades Passenger Rail Statewide

“It's not planning for today. This is a vision that's planning for where the region is going to be in twenty years. If we...
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Transpo Notes: Bike Helmet Law Repeal, New Water Taxi Routes Report, Amtrak Cascades to...

This week’s Transpo Notes highlights include: repeal of King County's bike helmet law, return of cross-border Amtrak Cascades train service, preliminary report of King...

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...