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Beat the I-5 Traffic Blitz with Doug Baldwin

Amtrak Cascades trains are designed for high-speed rail service. Amtrak Cascades trains feature a special technology that uses gravity to tilt through curves while speed is maintained. This technology shortens travel time between Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon, by 25 minutes. 


Seeking Your Feedback

ODOT seeks to improve intercity passenger rail service between the urban areas of Portland and Eugene-Springfield. ODOT has reached an important milestone and invites you to review and comment on the two proposed alternatives described in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on the parts that matter most to you at The DEIS includes the potential social, economic and environmental impacts of two proposed alternatives.


Watch a special safety message from the Seattle Seahawks and take the railroad safety quiz.

General Rail Safety Principles

Rail is a safe and efficient way to move both people and goods. Moving goods via freight trains reduces the number of large trucks on our congested highways. Riding a train is more than 23 times safer than traveling by car.

Rail has a solid safety track record. Rail safety is a priority for Washington state, railroads, Amtrak, local communities and non-profit organizations. These and other groups continue to invest in rail improvements to enhance safety. Read More...