A search of the web no longer shows the existence of an organization called "WashARP".
We assume that organization was superceded by
All Aboard Washington
which continues to promote rail as an integral part of Washington state's transporation solutions.
To visit their website
Names, dates, phone numbers, email addresses, and broken links have been removed from this web page
as they are most likely all out of date. This is a very large archival website. Please ignore out of date email addresses that
you will find on other pages of this website.
This website is no longer updated but still containes useful archival information from WashARP including
old meeting minutes, old newsletters, historic On-Time performance data, historic corridor ridership, and pictures.
The last update to this archival website was September 7, 2004. Links below are provided to very interesting archival photos
First Day of Amtrak Cascades Service,
Pasco Passenger Intermodal Facility,
November 30, 1998 Mt. Baker and
Mt. Hood Inaugurals,
Amtrak Cascades Christening Ceremony,
Talgo Manufacturing Facility Pictures,
IC3 Flexliner Demo in Oregon State
Farewell to Amtrak's Pioneer.
The Washington Association of Rail Passengers was a consumer oriented, rail advocacy group organization compromised of citizens,
businesses and other public interest groups from Washington State, as well as from neighboring states and provinces.
Working together for improved rail transportation services in the Pacific Northwest, WashARP worked in concert with similar
rail passenger groups in Oregon, California, and British Columbia. They also maintained a cooperative relationship with the
National Association of Rail Passengers, based in Washington DC.
The Association believed that a modern rail passenger rail network is an essential element of a truly balanced transportation
system in which each mode of transport (highway, air, ferry and rail) is used to its best advantage. Governments can no
longer ignore the alternatives that railroads and passenger trains offer. Yet, they continue to give preferential treatment to
inefficient and congested highway and airway systems. We encourage government agencies that deal with transportation to
consider the economic, social and environmental benefits that railroads have to offer.
The Washington Association of Rail Passengers was a non-profit 501(c)3 citizen activist organization funded sorely by membership
dues and donations. Membership was encouraged for any individual or group that has a concern in developing a balanced,
cost-effective and environmentally sound transportation network in Washington State.
Contributions were tax deductible under IRS rules. Members received a membership card, a bi-monthly newsletter covering efforts of
the Association and notification of upcoming Association meetings.