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"Amtrak will begin suspending service on some long-distance trains as of tomorrow (Tuesday, Sept. 13) in preparation for a possible railroad work stoppage later this week." trains.com/trn/news-reviews/ne

"A landmark BNSF Railway drawbridge in Seattle will receive a $25 million for mechanical upgrades under the federal Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant." trains.com/trn/news-reviews/ne

"A group of citizens is calling for an expansion of TransLink’s West Coast Express service as the Lower Mainland’s population grows and gas prices rise." globalnews.ca/news/9121741/adv

Rehabilitated: RRIF Express
Mon, Sept 12 | 10 am PT
This webinar will be an honest conversation about the changes made to the RRIF program, the kinds of projects that are now eligible, and a discussion of what current RRIF recipients think of the program! pnwer.org/ria.html

"Lawmakers Push Amtrak to Restore Cut Routes and Expand Service, But officials with the passenger railroad say they’re struggling with workforce shortages" route-fifty.com/infrastructure

There have been several Covid cases reported among attendees at the Big Sky Passenger Rail Summit. Stay safe and get tested!

Best of the West: Regional investments in trains "As the U.S. looks to expand alternative forms of transportation, passenger rail is making a comeback. Currently, 30% of Americans don’t drive for reasons including a disability, age, legal restrictions, or income." westgov.org/news/article/best-

"You should be thinking about the connectivity between those points and the trips that that enables. How many school trips does that make happen? How many ways does that allow people to access medical care? What about veterans trying to get veterans' hospitals?" Passenger rail advocates gather in Billings to push for new Montana route billingsgazette.com/news/passe

Outstanding @bigskyrailmt Summit complete. Join us as we finish in on Thu-Fri. Info and registration allaboardnw.org/events/

continues in @Wyoming tomorrow, then Monday for the Greater Northwest Passenger Rail Summit hosted by @bigskyrailmt. Info and registration at allaboardnw.org/events/ Join us!

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