"The Port of Seattle's number one focus needs to be improving the Sound Transit experience at Sea-Tac…to make it first class, so light rail becomes…the quickest, surest, and easiest way for travelers to make their flights and get home without hassle." djc.com/news/op/12151537.html

"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/

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 nonprofit rail advocacy organization All Aboard Northwest held three informational meetings in Utah last month about the possibility of restoring old services throughout the region, including the former Pioneer Line. The group also presented in Idaho and at the Greater Northwest Passenger Rail Summit held in August." ksl.com/article/50478925/a-uta

"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

"The Amtrak Cascades passes through some of the most stunning vistas and waterways in the Pacific Northwest." sunset.com/travel/amtrak-casca

'“There are no buses available (starting Friday) to provide alternative transportation options,” the Washington Department of Transportation said in a press release Wednesday. The agency did say buses will be on standby on Thursday evening in case the strike gets underway, ensuring passengers won’t be stranded mid-trip.' opb.org/article/2022/09/14/pot

"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

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!

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