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MAX 2050A Vision for the future.  (Oct 5, 2015)
November ballot measure to expand, improve transit in Salem (Aug 29, 2015)
Business Class service available on Coast Starlight train. (Aug 24, 2015)
Cascades funding renewal likely (June 24, 2015)
AORTA Southwest Corridor LRT Proposal:  OverviewTestimony.  (May 31, 2015)
Mayors call for state Amtrak funding. (May 2, 2015)
State to continue Amtrak funds, seek improved scheduling. (April 13, 2015)
AORTA mobilizes support for retaining Cascades trains (Mar 30, 2015)
State Budget plan would doom Eugene-Portland service. (Mar 27, 2015)
Amend state constitution to allow more transportation choice (Mar 21, 2015)
      —  Senate Joint Resolution 16 - to amend OR Constitution
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
Why Portland Is Building a Multi-Modal Bridge That Bans Cars
SW Corridor transit plan:  Panel defers action; AORTA views aired.
Why is my train late?
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?
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!