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Returning Passenger Trains to a Station Near You: Why and How
2022 Train Trek in Gresham, Oregon

Info and RSVP at

Next Tuesday, will be in , with meetings Provo, Ogden and Salt Lake City, co-sponsored by Utah Rail Passengers Ass.. More info and registration at

A week from today…Train Trek Boise! Monday 8/15, 8 am, Boise Depot Meeting Room, West Eastover Terrace [enter on the east side of the depot – the other end of the building from the Great Hall] Space is limited! Register at

Our be in a week from today, co-sponsored with Aorta - Association of Oregon Rail and Transit Advocates. More info and registration at Returning Passenger Trains to a Station Near You!

Embarking on our Train Trek a week from today! We'll be in Portland, Gresham/Troutdale, Pendleton, and La Grande next week, followed by stops in ID, UT, WY, and WA. More info and registration at Returning Passenger Trains to a Station Near You!

"Creston was a tiny train stop on the Milwaukee Railroad. The owners of the Creston General Store thought that a "life-size" dinosaur might entice rail and highway travelers to their establishment. The sauropod was designed and built by Creston resident and handyman Old Ike Murphy. Composed of concrete over an armature of wood and scrap metal, including railroad ties, the dinosaur measures an impressive 60 feet long and 20 feet tall."

Does your community want to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity? All Aboard Northwest (AANW) will be traveling throughout the region in August to help towns and cities coordinate the local, state and national support needed to make seamless transportation happen.

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg spoke about the "massive push" to reinstate the North Coast Hiawatha route. He said that this is the best time for local communities to apply for route expansion under the Corridor Identification Program.

'Buttigieg also encouraged Spokane residents hopeful for additional rail service in the region to push for new routes and service as a result of the Biden administration's investment in rail.…Buttigieg said there are opportunities to push for funding in the West…we also have a chance to expand routes."

Reason 78452 to support better passenger rail.

It serves the 30% of the population who don't drive because they are too young, too old, too poor, disabled, or choose not to drive because of concerns about the future of the planet.

Help us make it happen.

Get a head start on All Aboard August! Events to make a better rail network in the coming soon! And don't forget, early bird rates for the Greater Northwest Passenger Rail Summit in Billings close today.

In just a few weeks, we will be leaving for this year’s Train Trek. We’ll be building on the success of AAWA's 2021 Trek. We’ve already made arrangements to co-host stops along the way with local elected officials, Rotary Clubs, Chambers of Commerce, and rail advocacy organizations.

We’ve already received some sponsorships. Can you help? Please donate at or contact us.

Local transit is imperative for a strong transportation network. "The sales tax collection rate for Ben Franklin Transit will not be cut, the transit board voted Thursday night. All but two members found a presentation by bus service staff at a Wednesday night workshop persuasive and voted to take a proposal for a public vote on the tax off the agenda at its regular meeting Thursday night."

One month to go before we start our Train Trek! We'll visit communities throughout the Greater Northwest to discuss the benefits of rail. Donate today!

"The agency seeking to revive Amtrak service through southern Montana has added a significant new member — the state’s Department of Transportation."

Happy that the Yakama Nation will be presenting at the Passenger Rail Summit.

"Gary Wirt, vice president of the advocacy group All Aboard Washington, says a ruling in favor of the freight companies could kill passenger rail for good — including here in the Pacific Northwest."

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Rail chat at! Discussing a vision for a comprehensive, long-distance, passenger and freight rail network, with seamless connections to other modes of transportation, to create economic, environmental and equity benefits.