High Speed Rail

Sunday Video: A Realistic Cascadia High-Speed Rail Line

The dream of high-speed rail in Cascadia continues as state government studies how to achieve it, but what might a realistic high-speed rail line...

Sunday Video: North American High-Speed Rail Lines That Should Already Be Running

Ray Delahanty of CityNerd has an updated analysis of potentially high-performing corridors for high-speed rail in North America. Delahanty scores dozens of corridors, but...

Feds Grant $1 Million to Study Cascadia High-Speed Rail and Amtrak Cascades Upgrades

Washington State came up short in its bid for a larger $198 million grant to advance high-speed rail planning. On Friday, the Federal Railroad Administration...
High speed train models like this were on display at the Cascadia Rail Summit. (Credit: Doug Trumm)

The Urbanist Podcast: UW Looks at Getting Cascadia High Speed Rail

Cascadia is uniquely set up as a region that would support high-speed rail. Between the linear arrangement of Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver, BC, and...

In 2023, Cascadia Rail Could Take Lessons from 1953

On the whole, 2022 was not a bad year for intercity passenger rail service in the northwest. In March, the Washington State Legislature allocated...

Anti-High-Speed Rail Rhetoric Takes Root in Local Legislative Districts

The fight is starting over high-speed rail in Washington State. On Wednesday night, the 36th District Democrats considered a resolution to oppose the use...

Democrats Unveil Transformative ‘Move Ahead Washington’ Transportation Package

On Tuesday, the Washington State Legislature's Democratic caucus unveiled a $16 billion proposal funding a suite of transportation projects intended to be completed over...
Alaska Airlines plane takes off from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with Mt. Rainier in the background.

High Speed Rail Is a Solution for Terrible Airlines

The winter holidays gifted Seattle thousands of cancelled flights, likely affecting over 100,000 travellers. Today, weeks later, people are feeling the impacts as airlines...