Snohomish-Woodinville excursion train an 11-mile opportunity

It's been a tough time with a double dose of funding challenges for transit. Local agencies like Community and Everett Transit have reduced services because of the enduring economic downturn. And Congress eliminated "earmarking" for special projects and tightened transit funding in new, two-year legislation Read More ›

Toot, Toot, The Region Goes To B.C., Too

This article, published by The Seattle Times, quotes Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: “Look ahead, and maybe we will see the opportunity for Canadian trains to come to Seattle,” Agnew said, “like the Whistler Mountaineer or the Canadian Rocky Mountain passenger train.” The rest of the article can be found here.

Group Wants Amtrak Recommendations Back on Track

The Amtrak Reform Council today urged Congress and the Bush administration to adopt a series of proposals it first made three years ago to try to stabilize the cash-strapped passenger rail service. The group of a dozen transportation, labor and finance experts from both the government and the private sectorsuggested making Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor — the system’s largest and most Read More ›