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Meeting to Discuss Returning Passenger Rail Service in Ellensburg and Cle Elum

August 21 @ 1:30 PM

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One event on August 21, 2021 at 1:30 PM

Passenger rail advocacy group All Aboard Washington (AAWA) is bringing its 2021 Train Trek to Ellensburg and Cle Elum August 21.

Transportation and infrastructure issues are of greater significance than ever before. Several studies have confirmed that there is a significant need for, and interest in, improved and more frequent Cascades service, as well as daytime east-west service. As your representative for better transportation for over 40 years, AAWA wants your voice to be heard in Olympia!

During the 2021 Train Trek, AAWA will share its vision for improved train service, including new daytime service, new connections to Central and Western Washington via Yakima and Auburn, and connections to Spokane Airport. We will discuss how expanded passenger rail service can bring significant economic, equity, and environmental benefits to the communities it serves. But most of all, we want to hear from citizens, community leaders, and elected officials about the transportation needs YOU care about.

The ongoing budgetary, mobility, and climate crises all demand commitment to proactive solutions that foster stable economic recovery from the pandemic while furthering Washington’s efforts to fight global climate change.

“With targets for reductions of vehicle trips, greenhouse gas emissions, and traffic fatalities all coming due over the next decade, immediate actions should be taken to sustain our state’s economic vitality, environmental commitments, and equitable access for all citizens,” said Patrick Carnahan, AAWA’s co-executive director.

Saturday, August 21, 10:00 AM

Saturday, August 21, 1:30 PM

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August 21
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1:30 PM
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