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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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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 allaboardnw.org/events/ Returning Passenger Trains to a Station Near You!

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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. allaboardnw.org/blog/all-aboar

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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. allaboardnw.org/support/

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

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"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." seattletimes.com/business/how-

"The story made national headlines, of course. Reporters from national newspapers visited. They photographed, videoed and wrote. Cable news anchors wore frowny faces and mentioned the wreck, just before cutting to commercials urging elderly viewers to reverse mortgage their livers. But somehow, the bigger story about what happened in Mendon was lost. Somehow, you didn’t hear about Mendon’s magnificent people." seandietrich.com/mendon-missou

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"So here’s a modest proposal from the heart of the Midwest, a proud railroading city and a train-supportive editorial board. Let’s get lights and arms on crossings. And let’s do it, not in 11 years, but right now." Chicago Tribune editorial. chicagotribune.com/opinion/edi

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"Under the Reconnecting Communities program, cities and states can now apply for the federal aid over five years to rectify harm caused by roadways…New projects could include…repurposing former rail lines." npr.org/2022/06/30/1108852884/

Southwest Chief detailed near Salisbury, MO. Almost all cars on their sides. Hope everyone is safe. twitter.com/Kadingis/status/15

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"Ignoring the “Hinterlands,” the heartland of America, as Jack Kemp Institute Senior Fellow Ike Brannon champions in his Forbes article, “Amtrak’s Expansion To The Hinterlands Will Be Costly To The Government & The Economy,” will in reality be expensive to the U.S. government, the economy and the American way of life." Opinion from AANW's Dan Bilka in Railway Age. railwayage.com/news/forbes-and

"Buttigieg Calls Meeting With Airline CEOs Over Delays" Great idea @SecretaryPete How about a meeting with Amtrak and the host railroads about rail delays as well?

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"Our transportation decisions are often made with the assumption that everyone drives. But what about those who are too young, too old, too poor, disabled, or choose not to drive because of concerns about the future of the planet? Depending on what numbers you pick, the percentage of the US population that does not drive is approximately 30%. And this population appears to be growing." allaboardnw.org/blog/how-many-

Some surprising insights when traveling Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner through the eyes of Britain's Channel 5. Not yet available online. thetvdb.com/series/worlds-most

"The History Of The Solari Board: The iconic display boards are representative of a nostalgic bygone era" simpleflying.com/split-flap-ai

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