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A High Line for SE Portland:  ISE BREW bike/rail corridor (Jan 8, 2015)
Common Sense Alternative II: Affordable Columbia Bridge Solution (Dec 23, 2014)
Support in Vancouver for Common Sense Columbia Bridge.  (Nov 30, 2014)
Amtrak Cascades 25% Discount with 14-day advance booking
Eugene’s LTD is toast of the transit world
Why Portland Is Building a Multi-Modal Bridge That Bans Cars
Why Amtrak’s On-Time Performance Is So Much Worse This Year
SW Corridor transit plan:  Panel defers action; AORTA views aired.
Why is my train late?
National Train Day celebrated in Portland and throughout the US.
Read the Spring 2014 AORTA Bulletin
Moving forward, post-CRC
Beware of misinformation about HSR - get the facts

• NY Times: Has America passed peak driving?
• Why are transit projects in US so much more expensive than overseas?
• Photos of new Oregon Talgo trains:  Updated collection!
Portland’s Newest Strretcar carries passengers
• Portland Train Day mobbed; White Bird dancers wow:  See the awesome video.
New Poll Suggests Americans See Link between Transportation and Well-Being
• Read the May 2013 AORTA Bulletin PLUS:  Corrections and Additions to Bulletin
• Former AORTA President David Zagel dies at 47.
Bike Cafe planned for Oregon City Amtrak Station.
Read the news in the November 2012 AORTA Bulletin
Nothing shaped Portland so much as the murder of the Mount Hood Freeway
$400M plan to widen I-5 through Rose QuarterAORTA responds.
AORTA presents affordable alternatives for Columbia River Crossing
• Rail freight service returns to Corvallis Airport area.
See video coverage of 2012 NARP Conference in Whitefish
• Explaining High Speed Rail:  2012 APTA High Speed Rail Facts

Independent study:  Roads do not pay for themselves; Busting a myth
AORTA cites “missing link” in NW rail plan


AORTA—The Association of Oregon Rail and Transit Advocates—is a 501(c)(3) non-profit citizen advocacy group working to educate the public about the need for safe, fiscally responsible, environmentally sound transportation. It is also known as the Oregon Association of Railway Passengers (OreARP).  AORTA works cooperatively with the National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) while maintaining its autonomy.

AORTA is not just about rail passenger service. Its members recognize the need for balanced transportation services using all the modes appropriate for the area, the environment, the population served, and the funding available for such services. These include rapid transit, light rail, and bus, while laying the foundation for high speed rail in the Northwest.

Member of the Coalition for a Livable Future
AORTA is building sustainable
transportation for Oregon


Welcome to AORTA ... more than 38 years of transportation advocacy!