"Amtrak is auctioning off its Talgo Series VI trainsets, retired in the wake of the fatal derailment of an Amtrak Cascades train in December 2017." trains.com/trn/news-reviews/ne

"We know what to do with the old canard about America being too sparsely populated for passenger trains: Shoot it, pluck it, gut it, stuff it, cook it—and then serve it in the dining car." railwayage.com/news/the-big-an

“I hear from a lot of folks, when is this going to start again? When is this going to start again?” U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Everett, said while celebrating the reopening Monday. During the line’s closure, Amtrak ran bus shuttle services to the north, which Larsen said showed that “the foundation of ridership never went away for Amtrak Cascades.” seattletimes.com/seattle-news/

"Next time you’re waiting at a railroad crossing listen to the train’s horn. It’s a long-long-short-long signal. That corresponds with the letter Q in Morse code. What’s the connection?...but, when it comes to trains, the person operating the locomotive can only do so much. If you’re crossing the tracks, it’s up to you to do it safely." thenewstribune.com/news/local/

"Suspended since 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cascades train will leave Vancouver’s Pacific Central Station at 5:45 p.m. and arrive in Seattle, Wash., just after 10 p.m." vancouver.citynews.ca/2022/09/

"Idaho’s elected officials have renewed their efforts to bring passenger trains back to the Mountain West, after Congress passed the federal infrastructure bill last year with bipartisan support." idahostatesman.com/news/local/

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"On Tuesday, Mayor Lauren McLean’s Transportation Advisor Bre Brush told Boise City Council the city is working in partnership with the City of Salt Lake City to open up a passenger rail line between Caldwell and Salt Lake City. This would be part of the Federal Rail Administration’s Corridor ID program, which identifies routes previously operated by Amtrak or less than 750 miles. " eastidahonews.com/2022/09/bois

"As Amtrak has proven in the past, success with long-distance customers can translate into success in Congress. Amtrak developed champions like Trent Lott and Frank Lautenburg in the past, and can develop champions like Roger Wicker and Maria Cantwell today. If Amtrak engages with its passengers and provides regionally diverse service, it can make passenger rail an issue of national consensus with allies across the aisle." t4america.org/2022/09/21/jrs-a

AANW, together with other organizations in the Greater Northwest, has submitted comments to the Federal Railroad Administration encouraging Federal support of Interstate Rail Compacts. These IRCs will allow regional cooperation to develop improved passenger rail services. regulations.gov/comment/FRA-20

"The Biden administration might hope its $1.2 trillion infrastructure law will drastically refashion the country’s largely auto-centric transportation network, but state laws stand in the way of any major shifts in most of the country." route-fifty.com/infrastructure

"On Tuesday, Mayor Lauren McLean’s Transportation Advisor Bre Brush told Boise City Council the city is working in partnership with the City of Salt Lake City to open up a passenger rail line between Caldwell and Salt Lake City." kivitv.com/news/boise-salt-lak

"The Amtrak website shows both directions of the California Zephyr, Empire Builder, and Southwest Chief — the first trains to be suspended, on Tuesday, Sept. 13 — are all shown with on-time departures today. Similar checks yield similar reports of on-time departures today from points of origin for [other trains including] the Coast Starlight." trains.com/trn/news-reviews/ne

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