Chemult, OR, photo by C. Hamilton
Chemult, OR, photo by C. Hamilton

2022 Train Trek

Over eighteen days in August 2022, All Aboard Northwest traveled through the Greater Northwest to gather support for restoring the Pioneer, the North Coast Hiawatha, and other passenger train services.

We completed the All Aboard Northwest 2022 Train Trek community outreach efforts in August, and they were very successful. We traveled around the region to discuss the benefits of passenger rail with local communities, and getting public feedback on how we can best work together to improve our transportation system.

Presentation (11 mb PDF)

Thu, Aug 11

Central East Rotary
7:00 AM PDT
Elmer's Restaurnt
10001 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR, USA

Train Trek Gresham
1:00 PM PDT
Mt. Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark St, Gresham, OR 97030, USA

Fri, Aug 12

Train Trek Pendleton
1:00 PM PDT
Hamley Steakhouse & Saloon
8 SE Court Ave, Pendleton, OR 97801, USA

Pendleton discussion

Sat, Aug 13

Train Trek La Grande
10:00 AM PDT
Cook Memorial Library
2006 Fourth St, La Grande, OR 97850, USA

La Grande discussion

Mon, Aug 15

Train Trek Boise
8:00 AM MDT
Boise Depot
2603 W Eastover Terrace, Boise, ID 83706, USA

Train Trek Pocatello
3:00 PM MDT
Bannock Transportation Planning Organization
214 East Center, Suite 70 Pocatello, Idaho 83201

Tue, Aug 16

Train Trek Provo
10:00 AM MDT
Provo City Library at Academy Square
550 N University Ave, Provo, UT 84601, USA

Train Trek Ogden
3:00 PM MDT
Union Station
Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave, Ogden, UT 84401, USA

Train Trek Salt Lake City
6:30 PM MDT
Salt Lake City Public Library
210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA

Wed, Aug 17

Train Trek Rock Springs
3:00 PM MDT
Rock Springs Council Chambers
212 D Street, Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901, USA

Rock Springs discussion

Thu, Aug 18

Train Trek Greeley
3:00 PM MDT
Greeley Recreation Center
651 10th Ave, Greeley, CO 80631, USA

Sun, Aug 21

Train Trek Gillette
11:30 AM MDT
Rail Yard Restaurant
113 S Gillette Ave Gillette, WY 82716

Mon, Aug 22

Train Trek Billings
11:00 AM MDT
Northern Hotel
19 N Broadway, Billings, MT 59101, USA

Greater NW Passenger Rail Summit
12:00 noon MDT
Northern Hotel
19 N Broadway, Billings, MT 59101, USA

Tue, Aug 23

Billings, MT
Northern Hotel
19 N Broadway, Billings, MT 59101, USA

As part of the series, we also moderated sessions at the Greater Northwest Passenger Rail Summit in Billings, Montana.

Additional videos are available at https://gnwprs.org/schedule/.

Thu, Aug 25

Train Trek Tri-Cities
2:00 PM PDT
CG Public House and Catering
9221 W Clearwater Ave A, Kennewick, WA 99336, USA

Fri, Aug 26

Train Trek Yakima
10:00 AM PDT
Yakima Valley Conference of Governments
311 N. 4th St., Suite 204 Yakima Washington 98901

Train Trek Ellensburg
1:30 PM PDT
Central Washington University 421 N Main Street Ellensburg Washington 98926

Community Participation and Press Coverage

We met with many elected officials and community leaders, all of whom were anxious to work with us. In addition, our efforts received considerable press coverage. Here are a few examples.

KSL News: Do Utah and the West need more passenger trains? These groups make the argument

Sweetwater Now: RS City Council Hears Pitch on Return of Passenger Train Service

Western Governors' Association: Best of the West: Regional investments in trains

Wyoming News: Transforming a community: Guest speakers share benefits of passenger rail service

City of Rock Springs YouTube: Returning Passenger Trains to a Station Near You

La Grande Observer: All Aboard Northwest stops in La Grande to advocate for passenger rail

La Grande Observer: All Aboard Northwest comes to La Grande to advocate for passenger rails

East Oregonian: All Aboard Northwest comes to Pendleton to advocate for passenger rails

Elkhorn Media Group: A Push for Passenger Rail in the Pacific Northwest

Salt Lake City Weekly: All Aboard

Continuing Community Outreach

We are excited to continue our work. Our next steps include managing:

  • A meeting of the Washington and Oregon Rail Caucuses meeting, Tri-Cities, September 28-29
  • An event discussing improvements to rail connections between SW Washington and Oregon, Portland, December 7
  • A Collegiate Train Trek focusing on college towns throughout the region
  • A Train Trek in the upper Midwest
  • Next year’s summit, hopefully in Boise, July 2023

Sponsorship Opportunities

We would like to offer you the opportunity to sponsor these followup activities. See https://allaboardnw.org/support/sponsors/

Thanks so much, and we look forward to hearing from you!