May 6, 2022, Wyoming Public Media
A non-profit organization is advocating for the return of passenger rail service in rural regions
"All Aboard Northwest is…advocating for expanding passenger rail service to underserved or unserved communities in the Pacific Northwest, the Mountain West, and the Midwest. Formally launched earlier this year, it’s involved in lobbying efforts, community engagement and education…on how passenger access would affect communities."
January 18, 2022, Fast Company
ACharles Hamilton on why the Pioneer and North Coast Hiawatha lines should be revived
November 18, 2021, KIRO TV
Charlie Hamilton expresses confidence in the new bypass route on KIRO TV
November 18, 2021, Crosscut
"Rail advocates argue new lines will grow the economy, shrink mobility inequalities and help decarbonize the region"
November 11, 2021, Spokane Spokesman-Review
Charles Hamilton weighs in on "What the infrastructure bill might do for rail transportation in Washington and Idaho"
May 26, 2021, Spokane Spokesman-Review
Amtrak loses money on long-distance routes like the Empire Builder, but passengers say they offer a service worth investing in (PDF)
'Investing in more frequent trips on shorter routes could also make train travel more popular as it becomes more convenient, said Charlie Hamilton, co-executive director of the rail travel advocacy group All Aboard Washington.
'“One train a day is fine as a starting point, but it needs to be multiple (trains) in order to be successful,” he said. “If you look at California, the fact that they have been so successful is very much related to the fact that they run very frequently.”'
Orion Donovan-Smith's reporting for The Spokesman-Review is funded in part by Report for America and by members of the Spokane community. This story can be republished by other organizations for free under a Creative Commons license.