Organizing Call: Let's Mobilize a Tsunami of Comments to WSDOT re Passenger Rail

RSVP below to join a 2nd Organizing Call for the emergency campaign to restore a higher speed vision for the Amtrak Cascades.  

Tuesday, April 9th


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On this call, we will discuss leafletting, OpEds and LTEs and press outreach, an in person event, and bringing on additional allies to this campaign.

What's This About?

  • From 1991 to 2019, the Washington State Department of Transportation promised faster train service between Seattle and Portland in 2.5 hours and Seattle-Vancouver, BC in 2.7 hrs. Integral to these improvements in speed and frequency would be new dedicated passenger track, allowing for speeds up to 110mph and 95% on time performance. 

  • Rail planners were confident these improvements would make rail competitive with driving, in order to get drivers out of cars, off highways and onto tracks, to relieve congestion and make a significant difference in GHG emissions.

  • Today, however, WSDOT is watering down plans for Amtrak Cascades, and abandoning trip time goals and dedicated passenger track, dooming the N-S passenger rail system to irrelevancy. 

  • We are calling on WSDOT to recommit in its Service Development Plan (SDP) to faster travel times and infrastructure improvements, to achieve long-overdue goals of getting travelers off highways, in a time frame that matters for our climate. 

  • Send public input to WSDOT calling for improvements in the Amtrak Cascades train service that anticipates our growing population, the urgency of climate change, and the deep need for transportation resiliency and equitable travel alternatives.

  • Info and a link to submit a testimonial/comment is at:


This is an Emergency - WSDOT is cutting off public comments on April 18.
We have less than TWO WEEKS to stand up for and the higher speed rail we need and deserve. 

Get Involved by attending the Meeting Tuesday, April 9th at 5:30pm Pacific Time

RSVP Below to get the Zoom Link

April 09, 2024 at 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Bill Moyer ·

Will you come?