How AANW Works Toward Achieving Our Vision
All Aboard Northwest engages, educates and energizes the public, elected officials, business and local leaders, through outreach, Train Treks, presentations for legislators and communities, advocacy, soliciting resolutions and letters of support, publicity, coalition building and event planning.
AANW shares our vision of bringing economic, environmental and equity benefits to communities with organizations throughout the region.
- Train Treks
We conduct the “Train Trek” series of in-person and electronic meetings in communities of all sizes throughout the region.
The Greater Northwest Passenger Rail Summit brings passenger railroad organizations, advocates and enthusiasts together with local, state and federal elected officials and policymakers, host railroads and rail infrastructure experts to educate, innovate and coordinate for the restoration, expansion and enhancement of passenger rail service across the Greater Northwest.
- Community Presentations
We present our vision to community organizations, business groups, and local governments, and to regional groups such as the Pacific Northwest Economic Region Summit and the Greater Northwest Passenger Rail Summit.
- Presentations for Legislators
We plan and coordinate events for state legislators, such as the “Whistle Stop” meetings for the Washington and Oregon Legislative Rail Caucuses, in cooperation with state advocacy organizations.
We represent our cause and our partners before Congress, state legislatures, local governments, and public agencies.
- Resolutions and Letters of Support
We solicit expressions of local support supporting expanded rail options addressed to state and national elected officials.
We generate publicity locally, regionally, and nationally for our cause and our partners. We publish a blog, post frequently on social media, and operate Rail.chat.
- Coalition Building
We build regional coalitions of environmental, economic development, equity, labor, and health organizations, and those representing rail, port, transit and other transportation modes.
- Event Planning
We plan and coordinate regional events, such as special trains designed to increase visibility for our goal.
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