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State of U.S. Passenger Rail – Washington

To say that passenger rail ridership in Washington State is booming, would be an understatement. Yes, Amtrak ridership is up significantly, rising 20% over the past 12 years, making it the 36th fastest growing state in the country over that … Continue reading

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State of U.S. Passenger Rail – Oregon

Railroading in Oregon is healthy and growing stronger, with Amtrak ridership up 19% from 2003 to 2014, and a new Portland-area regional railroad, Westside Express Service, growing by 66% since it started service in 2009 with service to five new … Continue reading

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