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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...

Going The Distance On Amtrak

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Some lessons learned about US train travel from a recent 48 hour trip on Amtrak. This Christmas holiday I made an unconventional choice for my...

Sunday Video: Ready To Build

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https://youtu.be/QJi2-I18kW4 Over the past several months, there has been some serious apprehension by the Trump administration to fund America’s most important infrastructure project: the Hudson...

Map of the Week: Cascadia Rail

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On Monday, a new advocacy organization called Cascadia Rail announced itself to the world, piquing interest with their spiffy map by maestro cartographer Oran...

State Legislators Resurrect and Introduce Dozens of Transportation Bills

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Washington State legislators went back to work on Monday, kicking off a 60-day legislative session. The legislative session is shorter than last year's since...

For Now, Fewer Amtrak Cascades Trains Running Between Seattle and Portland

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On Friday, Amtrak released a new timetable for service on the Cascadia Corridor between Seattle and Portland cancelling two daily roundtrips. Service will revert...

An Infrastructure Plan for a Progressive Wave

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The Amtrak Cascades tragedy provided an opening for a certain troll-in-chief to promote his infrastructure plan. If the Republican infrastructure plan--which at one point...