High Speed Rail

Fast Trains, Cleaner Air, and Less Congestion: Envisioning a Post-Pandemic Pacific Northwest

As a result of the mandatory stay-at-home orders, fewer people are flying, fewer people are commuting to work, and fewer people are using their...

Staying at Home Helps Us Envision a Future of Climate-Conscious Travel

In the midst of the public health emergency, worldwide stay-at-home mandates have resulted in significantly fewer people traveling by car or airplane. Scientists have...
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...
Transrapid series 09 vehicle at the Emsland Test Facility, northern Germany. (Credit: Állatka / Wikimedia Commons)

I-5 Lid Could Support Downtown Seattle High-Speed Rail Station

Earlier this year the city published a feasibility study to put a lid above I-5 to reconnect Downtown and First Hill, two neighborhoods divided...
California's bullet train station in San Francisco should look something like this. (Rendering by Paul Wallis / California High Speed Rail Authority)

Accepting the Challenge: Cascadia High Speed Rail

At some point in our recent history, we got complacent. Our society stopped its foresighted quest of reaching higher. This year marked the 50th...
High speed train models like this were on display at the Cascadia Rail Summit. (Credit: Doug Trumm)

Cascadia’s Courtship of High-Speed Rail

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Early this month, a group of more than 100 rail industry professionals and local politicians met on the Microsoft campus to discuss the future...

Midweek Video: Cascadia Rail’s Ultra High Speed Ground Transportation Presentation

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In September, Rail~Volution held their annual conference up in Vancouver, British Columbia. Paige Malott, Chair of Cascadia Rail, was there and provided a comprehensive...

Wide Support for High-Speed Rail at Cascadia Conference, Plus Skeptic Transpo Chair DeFazio

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Yesterday, Challenge Seattle hosted a conference that demonstrated widespread support for high-speed rail among political and business leaders in Cascadia. And then there was...