Save the Dates!
Third Annual Greater Northwest Rail Summit
October 8-9, 2024
Central Library, Spokane, Washington
Register at the Aboard Northwest

The Summit brings together rail experts and advocates working toward restoring a national rail network that includes service to the underserved Greater Northwest. Chances for better rail options are improving!

April 25, 2024

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Winter Passenger Rail Gathering on Dec. 9. Here’s a sneak peek for our friends of the recordings and presentations from the meeting.
We hope you’ll support the organizations that hosted this event.
We wish you wonderful holidays, safe travels, and a train-filled new year! @aanw @aawa

December 18, 2023

Winter Gathering speakers and staff, Dec. 9, 2023. Top: Mary Paterson, Tim Gould, Arvia Morris, Amara Schermerhorn, Luis Moscoso, Peter Norton, Meredith Richards, Patrick Carnahan. Seated: Cecilia Black, Charlie Hamilton. Photo by Warren Yee. @aawa @aanw

December 11, 2023

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow! We understand that Amtrak Cascades will be running by tomorrow morning, in time for both northbound and southbound trains to Centralia. Check for the latest information. You can still register to attend online or in person at It should be a Great(er NW) event! @aawa @aanw @growtrains @conductor

December 08, 2023

Don’t miss the Greater NW Passenger Rail Gathering!

Why High-Tech Driving Doesn't Solve Traffic, and Why a Robust Rail Network is a Better Alternative

Keynotes from Peter Norton, Ph.D, and Meredith Richards.

Saturday, December 9, 2023, 10 am - 3:45 pm PT
Centralia Depot and on Zoom

Register now online at More details at

November 30, 2023

Are you coming to the Passenger Rail Gathering in Centralia on Dec. 9? Register now at . You can arrive by train. @aawa @aanw @growtrains @conductor

November 26, 2023

The early bird gets the discount…only through this evening!…for the Greater Northwest Winter Rail Gathering: Why High-Tech Driving Doesn't Solve Traffic, and Why a Robust Rail Network is a Better Alternative. Join us Dec. 9 at the Centralia WA depot or online. Register now at @aawa @aanw @conductor @growtrains

November 17, 2023

Rail Passengers remind us that The Winter Passenger Rail Gathering is coming soon! Co-hosted by @aawa @aanw and Early bird rates available through 11/17. Register today at

October 27, 2023

Registration for the Winter Passenger Rail Gathering in Centralia, WA, on December 9 is now open. “Why High-Tech Driving Doesn't Solve Traffic, and Why a Robust Rail Network is a Better Alternative” with keynote speakers Peter Norton Ph. D, associate professor, University of Virginia and Meredith Richards, President of the Virginia Rail Policy Institute and Board Chair of the Rail Passengers Association. Details and registration at

October 16, 2023