All Aboard Washington - Annual Eastern Washington Meeting - Pasco, WA
12:00noon - 4:00pm
TRAC Center - 6600 Burden Blvd, Pasco, WA
All Aboard Washington’s Annual Eastern Washington Meeting in Pasco, originally set for July 15, is now scheduled for the TRAC Center in Pasco WA on Saturday September 16, from Noon until 4 PM. The TRAC Center is located in northwest Pasco, several miles northwest of the Amtrak station and downtown Pasco.
The main topic of this meeting will be exploring what will be required to restore regular passenger train service in the Yakima Valley, on the Stampede Pass line, which originates in Auburn and trends east over Stampede Pass, serving Cle Elum, Ellensburg, Yakima, Toppenish, and Pasco. State and local elected officials, including WA State Senate Transportation Committee Chair Curtis King of Yakima, and community and business leaders from the Yakima Valley, are invited.
In addition, representatives of BNSF Railway, which owns the Stampede pass rail line, Amtrak, a likely provider of potential passenger train services, And WSDOT’s Rail Division should be present with important inputs on the possibilities of bringing back passenger trains.
A special feature of the meeting will be a summary of the research done by Central Washington University Professor John Bowen and CWU graduate Noah Westbay on the regional demand for returning trains to the Yakima Valley, the most populated part of the Pacific Northwest without passenger rail service.
LOCATION: Franklin County TRAC Center, Pasco, Washington. Directions at http://www.traconline.com/contact.php
TIME: Doors open at 11 a.m. Lunch buffet begins at 11:30 a.m. Program begins at noon and runs until 4 p.m.
COST: $25.00 per person.
INCLUDED: Picnic buffet lunch and complimentary six month All Aboard Washington membership for non-member registrants