“The FRA was required to study…expanding Amtrak’s current long-distance network to cities that have either lost their service since the creation of Amtrak in 1971 or never had it.…
Some of those routes are ones that Amtrak had early on but later lost, like the North Coast Hiawatha (the subject of a grassroots effort in Montana to revive) and the Pioneer. But some routes have never had service in the Amtrak era, such as between Billings and Denver.” https://railfan.com/fras-long-distance-study-produces-map-of-expanded-amtrak-services/ #PassengerRail
AANW News, July 2023, A Very Productive Month—Greater Northwest Passenger Rail Summit, Train Treks, AANW Participates in FRA’s Amtrak Long-Distance Service Study, Upcoming Events, AANW’s Advocacy, AANW Volunteers and Supporters Needed, Connect and Donate to AANW! https://allaboardnw.org/blog/aanw-news-july-2023/ #Rail #PassengerRail #RailSummit2023 #TrainTrek23 #Boise #Wyoming #Oregon #EasternOregon
Baker City Herald: Train Trek meeting highlights the need for potential new passenger rail services https://www.bakercityherald.com/news/train-trek-meeting-highlights-the-need-for-potential-new-passenger-rail-services/article_df2c66e0-2bd7-11ee-a3af-03d662f4a6dc.html #TrainTrek23
Looking at the return of passenger railroad services https://www.argusobserver.com/news/looking-at-the-return-of-passenger-railroad-services/article_fcf040be-2bb1-11ee-8170-fbb1dbe4b676.html #TrainTrek23
"[Rep Jake Fey] was in Boise last week as part of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region's annual summit… one that got news coverage was a panel discussion with other state legislators on current and future opportunities for states to work together in support of passenger rail."
The All Aboard Northwest 2023 Train Trek received warm support (up to 105 degrees!) from communities in Idaho and eastern Oregon -- Weiser, Ontario, Baker City, and Hood River -- July 21-23.
Local citizens were unanimous that renewed passenger rail service would be a boon to tourism, local economic development, access to health care facilities, simpler connections during bad weather, and safer options for traveling.
“'Everyone has a train story': Northwest leaders hopeful rail service will return to Idaho” https://www.idahopress.com/news/local/everyone-has-a-train-story-northwest-leaders-hopeful-rail-service-will-return-to-idaho/article_92fd436c-27f3-11ee-b24e-537a8906963a.html #RailSmmit23
“This week was rail week in Boise! We welcomed the Greater Northwest Passenger Rail Summit to the City of Trees where we had the privilege of hearing from Stephen Gardner, CEO of Amtrak, as the keynote speaker. Amtrak, in collaboration with local and state governments across the nation and supported by the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, is actively working to revitalize passenger rail travel in the United States.” https://www.cityofboise.org/news/mayor/2023/july/in-the-know-e-newsletter-july-21-2023/ #RailSmmit23 #Boise
Idaho Wants Amtrak https://dakotafreepress.com/2023/07/22/idaho-wants-amtrak/ #TrainTrek23 #RailSummit23
All Aboard NW to host stakeholder meeting toward restoring Amtrak passenger train https://www.bendbulletin.com/business/all-aboard-nw-to-host-stakeholder-meeting-toward-restoring-amtrak-passenger-train/article_d9f7b416-d04c-58ee-b682-d03bc7c78211.html #TrainTrek23
Advocates to Hold Meeting in Baker City to Discuss Restoring Amtrak Passenger Train Service in Eastern Oregon https://elkhornmediagroup.com/advocates-to-hold-meeting-in-baker-city-to-discuss-restoring-amtrak-passenger-train-service-in-eastern-oregon/ #TrainTrek23
Amtrak comes to Boise to talk future of passenger rail in Idaho
Treasure Valley leaders discuss Northwest passenger train system that would connect us to cities near and far https://www.kivitv.com/news/treasure-valley-leaders-discuss-northwest-passenger-train-system-that-would-connect-us-to-cities-near-and-far #RailSummit23
The Greater Northwest Passenger Rail Summit sparks talks about passenger rail service in Boise https://www.kivitv.com/news/the-greater-northwest-passenger-rail-summit-sparks-talks-about-passenger-rail-service-in-boise #RailSummit23
Treasure Valley leaders pushing for passenger train service, Amtrak CEO in Boise https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/treasure-valley-leaders-pushing-for-passenger-train-service-amtrak-ceo-in-boise/ar-AA1e6i7f #RailSummit23
Amtrak comes to Boise to talk future of passenger rail in Idaho https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/amtrak-comes-to-boise-to-talk-future-of-passenger-rail-in-idaho/ar-AA1e8TbK #RailSummit23