Annual Spring Rail Conference

Annual Spring Rail Conference
Northwest Corridor – Amtrak Cascades
Building Rail Infrastructure & Service Expansion

National Association of Railroad Passengers – Northwest (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA)
All Aboard Washington
Association of Oregon Rail and Transit Advocates

Saturday March 5, 2016 in Tukwila, WA – 11:00 AM – 5:15 PM
Embassy Suites Hotel – Seattle-Tacoma Airport
15920 West Valley Highway (adjacent to the Tukwila Amtrak Station)

Featured Speakers
Lisa Marie Alley – Communication Secretary, California High Speed Rail Authority
Mr. Bob Stewart – Chairman, NARP
Mr. Ron Pate – Director, Rail Division, WSDOT
Rob Eaton, Amtrak Government Affairs.
Students from Western Washington University will present their findings on the merits of an Amtrak Cascades stop in Blaine, WA.
All Aboard Washington will present its Tom Martin Award to Joni Earl, retiring CEO of Sound Transit,
for her extraordinary leadership of the organization as it designed, built and brought online light rail, commuter rail and regional bus service.

Program includes
Implementation of the Higher Speed Rail Infrastructure projects in the Northwest Corridor
Operation of the current service & a look to the 2017 service expansion
Reports on state rail advocacy activities in the Northwest
Report on national passenger rail advocacy

Printable Registration Form & Flyer.

Meeting time: Registration and social time (bar service in the lounge) begin at 11:00 AM. Lunch served at 12:15 PM. Program begins at 1:15 PM and will conclude by 5:15 PM.
Early Registration Fee: $60 per person ($45 for those age 25 and younger (postmarked by February 22). The registration fee includes luncheon buffet, afternoon beverage service and other meeting expenses. For all registrations postmarked after February 22, please add a $10 surcharge to the above fees.

Luncheon Buffet: Italian Cafe – Caesar Salad, Pasta Salad, Vegetarian Lasagna, Chicken Marsala, Assorted Pizzas, Grilled Vegetables, Breadsticks and Pistachio Cheesecake.

Travel to the meeting: Use the Cascades for same day travel from the south and the north to Amtrak’s Tukwila Station (a 5 minute walk to the Embassy Suites Hotel). Shuttle service available. See reverse for hotel reservation information.

More Information:

Jim Hamre: 253-848-2473 or

Lloyd Flem: 360-943-8333 or


Embassy Suites Hotel – Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
15920 West Valley Highway

Courtyard Seattle Sea-Tac Area
16038 West Valley Highway

Ramada Tukwila SeaTac Airport Hotel
15901 West Valley Highway

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