Jury awards $17 million to 3 plaintiffs in deadly Amtrak Cascades Service Washington State derailment

By Associated Press staff and Seattle Times Staff; September 13, 2019 TACOMA — Three people who sued Amtrak over the deadly…

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Finding ways to keep Amtrak running on time in the Pacific Northwest

By Adam Duvernay, The Register-Guard; August 28, 2019 Eugene may one day be the tail end of a Pacific Northwest-wide…

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Washington Department of Transportation awarded up to $37.5 million for Passenger Rail Car Replacement Project

By Graham Johnson, KIRO 7; August 20, 2019 SEATTLE – The federal government is helping fund replacements for three older…

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Washington State: Month after National Transportation Safety Board recommended replacing Amtrak Cascades trains, they’re still running

By Graham Johnson, KIRO 7; June 19., 2019 TUKWILA, Wash. – In Tukwila on Wednesday, Dane Cheatley boarded an Amtrak…

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Washington State: State senators to unveil plan for oversight of Sound Transit after fatal Dupont derailment

By News Staff, KIRO 7; May 23, 2019 DUPONT, Wash. – State senators are set to unveil a plan for…

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National Transportation Safety Board ‘amazed at the amount of failure’ by agencies in fatal 2017 Amtrak derailment south of Tacoma, Washington

By Mike Lindblom, Staff Reporter, Seattle Times; May 21, 2019 Washington state’s lightweight Talgo trains that carried 800,000 Amtrak Cascades…

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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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Legislation proposed to establish Cascadia Rail High Speed Rail authority

By Kyra Senese, Managing Editor, RT&S Magazine; January 29, 2019 A potential plan to bring high-speed rail (HSR) to the…

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From the British point of view: The surprising renaissance of America’s railways

By Chris Leadbeater, Travel Correspondent, The Telegraph; October 18, 2018 Something is stirring in America – and for once, it…

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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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High-speed rail study from Canada to Oregon has $1.5 million backing

By FOX 12 Staff, KPTV; July 26, 2018 PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – Microsoft, the Oregon Department of Transportation, the Washington…

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Post-derailment, Oregon passenger rail struggles to get back on track

By Linda Baker, Oregon Business; March 2, 2018 Oregon Amtrak service was on an upward growth trajectory until December 18,…

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Infrastructure bank could be ‘key’ for U.S.-Canada high-speed rail: study

By Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press, CTV News; January 3, 2018 OTTAWA — A multibillion-dollar proposal to connect Vancouver to…

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Fixing Curve at Site of Train Derailment in DuPont, Washington Had Not Been State Priority

By Mike Lindblom, The Seattle Times; January 2, 2018 The curve where Amtrak Cascades 501 derailed Dec. 18, killing three…

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Canada: Garneau makes push for voice, video recorders in locomotives after Amtrak crash

By The Canadian Press, The Chronicle Herald; December 26, 2017 OTTAWA — A deadly derailment on the west coast of…

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Sound Transit CEO says voters’ approval is ‘personal sacrifice’

By MyNorthwest.com; October 11, 2017 Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff said voters within the agency’s taxing district have made a…

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BNSF Railway and Washington State doing more to stop mudslides

By Glenn Farley, KING NBC 5; October 11, 2017 The rules are simple. If a mudslide hits the BNSF Railway…

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Washington State: Port of Columbia, Frontier Rail to reopen Washington short line

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; October 6, 2017 Port of Columbia and Frontier Rail officials will gather tomorrow in Dayton, Washington,…

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BNSF, UP expanding, upgrading in northern Idaho

Written by Bruce E. Kelly, Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; September 26, 2017 Track projects this summer in northern Idaho…

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