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All Aboard Washington  Advocating modern rail transport in the state of Washington

Amtrak Cascades  Official website of the Amtrak Cascades rail corridor

Amtrak Status Maps  View the location and status of nearly every Amtrak train at a glance.

Bike Portland.  Award winning blog about bikes and other non-polluting transportation choices.

Californians for High Speed Rail  A grassroots, statewide coalition of high speed rail supporters

Cascadia Rail  Cascadia Rail is a new (2018) organization of advocates for NW high speed rail.

Center for Transportation Studies at Portland State University, College of Urban and Public Affairs

City Observatory.  a website and think tank devoted to data-driven analysis of cities and the policies that shape them.

Coast Starlight Communities Network  Protecting and improving rail service between Washington, Oregon, and California.

Eagle Cap Excursion Train.  (Updated 2018)  Scenic train rides in Northeast Oregon.

Empire Builder Advocates  New!  Everything about the Empire Builder..

Grow Trains!  What you can do to improve passenger rail travel. 

Human Transit.  Professional blog of transit planning consultant Jarrett Walker.

National Association of Railroad Passengers.  NARP is now the Rail Passengers Association.

Oregon DOT Rail Division  Agency responsible for freight and passenger rail planning and operations.

Oregon Rail Users’ League (ORULE)  Serves organizations that operate, use and support railroads in Oregon

Pioneer Restoration Organization  Coalition to restore passenger rail from Portland to Eastern Oregon, Boise and beyond.

Portland Transport (Blog inactive as of July 2017.).

Seattle Transit Blog  Although (naturally) Seattle-centric, frequent posts on topics of broad NW significance.

Trains for America  Blog featuring a diverse array of significant rail issues.

Transport Action BC  BC affiliate of Transport Action Canada (formerly Transport 2000 Canada).

The Transport Politic  National coverage of existing and planned rail systems.  Detail-rich.

Transportation For America  Together we can realize a better transportation system that works for all Americans.

Transportation Issues Daily   Inactive as of 2017.

Trillium Transit Solutions Blog  Great online transit information means more riders, less hassle.