Mt. Rainier from Kent, WA, photo by C. Hamilton
Mt. Rainier from Kent, WA, photo by C. Hamilton

Links

Online resources of interest to rail advocates in the Greater Northwest.

FRA Corridor ID and Development Program

FY 22 Grant Awards, announced December 7, 2023

Smart Growth America’s Best Practices in Rural Mobility

We suggest that the project team thoroughly review this recent report by Smart Growth America. Again the value of these long-distance services isn’t for the largest communities that can be served, but for the smallest of ones that can reasonably be served between the larger metro areas.

https://smartgrowthamerica.org/rural-roadmap/

https://smartgrowthamerica.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/SGA-Rural-Transportation-Field-Scan_Final_7.27.pdf

Previous Comments

AASHTO CORT Workshop Response (September 2022)

Round 1 Feedback (February 2023)

Disabilities and Rural Transit

Making Travel More Equitable for People with Disabilities | National Academies

South Dakota Transit Provider Working With Local Health System to Transport Discharged Patients - National Center for Mobility Management

Wyoming Petition

Proponents in south central Wyoming, on their own volition, started this petition.

https://www.change.org/p/amtrak-bring-passenger-rail-amtrak-to-the-wyoming-i-80-corridor

North Dakota Main Streets Initiative

Main Street ND

Professor Ben Winchester, Middle of Everywhere, University of Minnesota Extension,

Living in the Middle of Everywhere - McLeod for Tomorrow

https://www.nd.gov/sites/www/files/documents/Living%20in%20ND/Main%20Street%20ND/Community%20Chats/2023.06.13.%20Resident%20Recruitment.%20ND%20Main%20Street.pdf

Service Development Plans

Oregon Passenger Rail Eugene - Portland February 2021

Partners

All Aboard Minnesota (Minnesota)

All Aboard Washington (Washington)

All Aboard Wisconsin (Wisconsin)

Alberta Regional Rail (Alberta)

Association of Oregon Rail and Transit Advocates (AORTA) (Oregon)

Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority (Montana)

Colorado Rail Passenger Association (Colorado)

Greater Northwest Passenger Rail Summit (Regional)

Iowa Association of Railroad Passengers (Iowa)

Legislative Rail Caucus (Oregon)

Pacific NorthWest Economic Region Transportation Working Group (Regional)

ProRail Nebraska (Nebraska)

Quad Cities Passenger Rail Coaltion (Iowa)

Transport Action British Columbia (British Columbia)

Transport Action Canada (Canada)

Utah Rail Passengers Association (Utah)

West Central Wisconsin Rail Coalition (Wisconsin)

All Aboard Arizona (Arizona)

Empire State Passengers Association (New York)

Lakeshore Rail Alliance (Great Lakes)

Rail Passenger Association of California (RailPAC) (California)

Rail Passengers Association (National)

Southeasten Passenger Rail Initiative (Southeast)

Texas Rail Advocates (Texas)

Virginians for High Speed Rail Association (Virginia)

Western Pennsylvanians for Passenger Rail (Pennsylvania)