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 high speed rail line, but until then finding a better system for sharing the tracks hopefully will get more people riding trains.

For local government leaders, correcting inconsistent train service from Eugene to Portland — about 73% of those Amtrak Cascades trains run on time — will require improving privately owned tracks and making Amtrak trains faster. But at the same time the state continues to invest in early planning for a Cascadia high speed rail line.

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