From time to time, AORTA takes official positions on issues related to rail and other transportation modes. We also offer summary information about the advantages of rail and public transit.
► I-5 - Interstate Bridge Replacement Program: AORTA proposes the Common Sense Alternative (30-minute presentation)
► Light Rail Alternative to ODOT's I-5 Rose Quarter Project (December 2021); Slides and script
► A better alternative to TriMet's Red Line Project (August 2020)
►A better alternative to TriMet's Hollywood Transit Center Proposal (November 2022)
OREGON AND REGIONAL ISSUES
► AORTA is working to bring passenger rail service to Eastern Oregon.
► AORTA's position on high-speed rail in the Pacific Northwest
► Proposal for funding Oregon intercity passenger services, including rail and other forms of public transit.
►View presentations and other information from the Montana Passenger Rail Summit, which was held on September 17, 2020.
►Draft Compact to Establish a Northwest Rail Commission, December 5, 2020.
Based on the draft developed by All Aboard Washington.
► Interstate Rail Commission enabling legislation
Sample from Mississippi, for creating the Southern Rail Commission
► Transportation for America proposal
Improving and expanding passenger rail service in the U.S.
► It’s Time For America To Get Serious About Fixing The Trains
► How Much Did Cuts to Amtrak Service Cost YOUR State? Rail Passengers Association & Transportation for America analysis (September 25, 2020). Daily service was restored on May 24, 2021.
- How can we have better passenger rail service in the U.S.? [view] [print]
- How does rail compare with other transportation modes?