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AORTA 2015 Annual Luncheon December 5 in Portland.(Ticketing now online)
• The November 2015 AORTA Bulletin is here!  Read it now.  (Nov. 20, 2015)
Amtrak Cascades northbound schedule changed (October 24, 2015)
Oregon Passenger Rail project identifies Alternative 1 as preferred choice. (October 22, 2015)
MAX 2050A Vision for the future.  (Oct 5, 2015)
November ballot measure to expand, improve transit in Salem (Aug 29, 2015)
Cascades funding renewed as lawmakers watch ridership trend (June 24, 2015)
AORTA Southwest Corridor LRT Proposal:  OverviewTestimony.  (May 31, 2015)
State to continue Amtrak funds, seek improved scheduling. (April 13, 2015)
AORTA mobilizes support for retaining Cascades trains (Mar 30, 2015)
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)
SW Corridor transit plan:  Panel defers action; AORTA views aired.
Bike Cafe planned for Oregon City Amtrak Station.

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.

AORTA is building sustainable
transportation for Oregon


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