Sound Transit, Seattle: Crews Installing First-Ever Light Rail Track On a Floating Bridge

For the first time ever, according to Sound Transit officials, light rail track is being installed on a floating bridge—the…

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Oregon, on the Coast Starlight: Amtrak passenger arrested for threats against passengers and conductor near Odell Lake

From Klamath Falls News; August 4, 2019 Late Sunday morning Amtrak Train 14 the Coast Starlight, Los Angeles to Seattle,…

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King Street Station was Seattle’s long-awaited link to the rest of the nation

By Meg van Huygen, Curbed Seattle; July 19, 2019 They called him the Empire Builder. James Jerome Hill was born…

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Pacific Northwest: Portland to Vancouver in two hours – by high-speed rail

By Chris McGinnis, Seattlepi.com; July 18, 2019 As California plods along with planning for an intra-state high-speed rail network –…

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View from the UK: How America’s first high-speed railway – and Virgin Trains – is transforming Florida

By Simon Veness, The Telegraph; June 26, 2019 Sir Richard Branson may have been absent, but he and his Virgin…

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Amtrak’s Empire Builder route turns 90

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 12, 2019 Amtrak yesterday marked the 90th anniversary of the Empire Builder route, which travels…

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Got time? You can avoid ‘flygskam’ (Swedish for flight shame)

By John Ryan, KUOW-FM; April 28, 2019 In Sweden, they have a word for the guilty feeling of polluting by…

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150 years ago, the battle for transcontinental railroads was that era’s Amazon HQ2

By Jon Talton, The Seattle Times; April 5, 2019 This is a year of momentous anniversaries. It marks the 50th…

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Sleeper to Seattle: 39 hours on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight

Editor’s Note: The author makes an oblique reference to sharing sleeping car space with other passengers. While this custom may…

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‘It feels like a nightmare’: Amtrak Coast Starlight train stuck for 36 hours arrives back in Seattle

By Tammy Mutasa, KOMO News; February 27, 2019 SEATTLE — Amtrak passengers who spent 36 hours stranded in the snow in…

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Amtrak Coast Starlight train stuck in Oregon for more than a day is moving again

By The Associated Press, The Seattle Times; February 26, 2019 PORTLAND, Ore. — Passengers stranded on an Amtrak train for…

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Microsoft leads charge for high speed rail corridor in Pacific Northwest

By Linda Baker, Freight Waves; January 21, 2019 Commuters in the Pacific Northwest love to complain about how slow (and…

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California’s Pacific Coast Highway Is an Iconic Road Trip — but It’s Even Better by Train

By Skye Sherman, Travel + Leisure; January 2, 2019 There’s one thing I love about road trips: when they’re over.…

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Bullet train from Portland to Vancouver, B.C.? Oregon, Washington, Canada talking

By Andrew Theen, The Oregonian; October 8, 2018 Imagine stepping on a train in Portland at noon and stepping off…

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Seattle: Without a third streetcar line, are the other two worth keeping?

By Josh Cohen Crosscut; September 14, 2018 If all had gone smoothly, Seattle’s downtown streetcar line would’ve opened sometime in…

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How did we get here? A look back at Seattle’s Center City Connector and streetcar history

By Michelle Baruchman, Traffic Lab Engagement Editor, Seattle Times; September 7, 2018 The First Avenue streetcar line would link the…

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Seattle, Washington Streetcar Construction Costs Jump to $252 Million

By The Associated Press, U.S. News & World Report; September 1, 2018 SEATTLE (AP) — The cost of a Seattle…

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The journey is the vacation on this 35-hour train trip on the Coast Starlight

By Nicole Evatt, Associated Press, The Register Citizen; July 30, 2018 LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was late Friday night…

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The ongoing search for first-and-last-mile solutions

By Julie Sneider, Senior Associate Editor, Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 2018 This spring, Progressive Railroading reached out to transit agencies…

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Some of the Best Amtrak Train Routes

An Opinion By Johnny Jet, Contributor, Forbes; June 7, 2018 Traveling by train can be a lost art form in…

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Automobiles, planes, and—oh yes—trains

By Andrew Selden, Railway Age Magazine; June 1, 2018 Passenger trains don’t operate in a vacuum. They compete for business…

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Seattle’s New $28 Million Locomotive Facility Picks Up Steam

By Andrea Watts, Correspondent, Construction Equipment Guide; May 8, 2018 With the piling work completed for the new Amtrak locomotive…

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British Columbia Premier Horgan puts up $300,000 to keep concept of Vancouver-Seattle-Portland high-speed rail alive

By Derrick Penner, Vancouver Sun; March 16, 2018 Premier John Horgan chipped in $300,000 Canadian on Friday to the US$1.2…

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America’s railroad blues are self-inflicted wounds

By Jon Talton, Columnist, The Seattle Times; February 10, 2018 From the Dec. 18th derailment of Amtrak Cascades 501 to…

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These Carmel, Indiana teens traveled rural America by train for 9 days with limited cell service

By Emma Kate Fittes, Indianapolis Star; February 8, 2018 As the Amtrak train started pulling away from the Chicago station,…

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