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Third Annual Greater Northwest Rail Summit
October 8-9, 2024
Central Library, Spokane, Washington
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allaboardnw.org/summit/

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! nwsummit.org/agenda/

April 25, 2024
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January 31, 2024
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American society wasn’t always so car-centric. Our future doesn’t have to be, either. (Quoting Prof. Peter Norton, who spoke at the @summit Winter Gathering.) yaleclimateconnections.org/202 @peternorton12@bird.makeup

January 21, 2024
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December 31, 2023
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Can't decide on a final 2023 donation? The environment? Equity? Economic development? Access for those who don't drive? How about one donation benefiting all of these important causes? Help All Aboard Northwest at allaboardnw.org/support/ @conductor @growtrains @newsfeed

December 31, 2023
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We wish you safe travels and a wonderful holiday season. Help us make the Greater Northwest's rail dreams come true in 2024. Please make a recurring or one-time donation at allaboardnw.org/support/

December 23, 2023
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AAWA News, December 2023: Increased Amtrak Cascades Service Begins, View Videos of AAWA’s Winter Gathering, 2024 Legislative Agenda, Planning for Station Improvements, 2024 Meeting Schedule, Remembering Jim and Zack on the Anniversary of the Dupont Accident aawa.us/news/posts/aawa-news-d @aanw @summit

December 22, 2023

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Winter Passenger Rail Gathering on Dec. 9. Here’s a sneak peek for our Rail.chat friends of the recordings and presentations from the meeting.
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We hope you’ll support the organizations that hosted this event.
allaboardnw.org/support/
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railpassengers.org/all-aboard/
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 amtrakcascades.com/ for the latest information. You can still register to attend online or in person at gnwprs.org/ 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 aawa.us/events/2023-winter-gat More details at gnwprs.org/

November 30, 2023
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Reminder that Rail.chat discusses passenger and freight rail, its connections to transit and other non-car options, and the economic, environmental and equity benefits of seamless mobility. Support Rail.chat by donating to @aanw All Aboard NW at allaboardnw.org/support

November 28, 2023

Are you coming to the Passenger Rail Gathering in Centralia on Dec. 9? Register now at gnwprs.org/ . 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 gnwprs.org/ @aawa @aanw @conductor @growtrains

November 17, 2023
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Don't miss your train! Register now for the Winter Gathering in Centralia. Early bird rates close this Friday, November 17. Don’t get left behind!

Arrive in Centralia by train -- make your reservations by Wednesday, November 15, and take advantage of Amtrak's Flash Sale!

GNWPRS Winter Passenger Rail Gathering, Centralia, WA, December 9, 2023
Why High-Tech Driving Doesn't Solve Traffic, and Why a Robust Rail Network is a Better Alternative

Peter Norton, Ph.D, will be giving a presentation about why improvements to automobile technology can’t solve the fundamental underlying problems of a highly car-dependent society, based on research from his books Autonorama: The Illusory Promise of High-Tech Driving and Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City. Following will be a presentation by Meredith Richards about how Virginia has discovered rail’s ability to increase transportation capacity at a fraction of the cost of continued roadbuilding.

Keynote Speakers

Peter Norton Ph. D, is associate professor of history in the Department of Engineering and Society at the University of Virginia, where he teaches history of technology, social dimensions of engineering, research, and professional ethics. He is the author of Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City (MIT Press), and of Autonorama: The Illusory Promise of High-Tech Driving (Island Press, 2021).

Meredith Richards is President of the Virginia Rail Policy Institute, Board Chair of the Rail Passengers Association, and former President of Virginians for High Speed Rail. She has a long history in rail advocacy and community involvement, including serving on the Charlottesville City Council and over 30 years involvement in public boards and commissions relating to transportation planning, municipal government, economic development and land use.

Saturday, December 9, 2023, 10:00 am - 3:45 pm PT
Centralia, WA Depot
Also available on Zoom

Hosted by All Aboard Washington, The Association of Oregon Rail and Transit Advocates, All Aboard Northwest, and the Northwest Region of the Rail Passengers Association.

Register to attend in person or online at the AAWA website.

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November 13, 2023
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AAWA News, November 2023: All Aboard Washington Calls on Public Agencies to Implement Delayed Amtrak Cascades Service Increases, Register Now for Winter Gathering aawa.us/news/posts/aawa-news-n @aanw @summit

November 09, 2023

Rail Passengers remind us railpassengers.org/happening-n 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 gnwprs.org/

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 gnwprs.org/

October 16, 2023
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The speaker for All Aboard Washington’s October 14th Zoom meeting will be Stephen Sadis, Director/Editor, Great Northern Filmworks. He is the producer of a 4-part documentary series capturing the compelling story of James J. Hill and the Great Northern Railway. Registration is available at aawa.us/events/aawa-general-me

October 02, 2023