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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.

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

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

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

Eagle Cap Excursion Train.  (Updated 2013)  Scenic train rides in Northeast Oregon.

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

National Association of Railroad Passengers.  Hotline News updated every Friday afternoon.

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  Lively blog about current mobility issues in the Portland/Vancouver region.

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  Useful policy and funding news in kitchen table English.  Good Northwest coverage.

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