Rail Passenger advocacy groups; discussion groups.

Empire Builder discussion at Facebook

Amtrak's Empire Builder Facebook group.

Empire Builder discussion at Groups.io

The successor to the long-running Empire Builder group at Yahoo.

Rail Passengers Association

The Rail Passengers Association (formerly NARP) acts as a voice for Amtrak, commuter and transit passengers.

Association of Oregon Rail and Transit Advocates

Will you be connecting from the westbound Empire Builder to the southbound Coast Starlight in Portland on a Wednesday? Or will you be using Amtrak Cascades service in Portland on Wednesday afternoon? If so, stop in to room 253 at Portland Union Station every Wednesday afternoon (except holidays) from Noon to 1:00 PM to meet other Oregon rail passenger advocates who gather here each week! The purpose of AORTA is to encourage the development of a balanced and integrated system of transportation for people and freight within and beyond the State of Oregon, and to educate the public about the need for sustainable, fiscally responsible, environmentally sound transportation.

All Aboard Washington

All Aboard Washington is a consumer oriented, rail advocacy organization dedicated to promoting the improvement of passenger and freight rail transportation in the state of Washington.

All Aboard Minnesota

All Aboard Minnesota is 501 (c) 3 status non-profit education and advocacy group focused on the expansion and development of intercity rail transportation as a part of an balanced transportation system. We are dedicated to the development of fast, comfortable, frequent intercity passenger train services within and beyond Minnesota.

Wisconsin Association of Railroad Passengers

Leading Wisconsin in promoting a statewide rail network for the 21st century

Grow Trains

We need a system that pollutes less, moves more people, and reduces traffic congestion — a national rail system!

Eastern Oregon Rail Summit in La Grande

The Eastern Oregon Rail Summit will be held in La Grande, Oregon on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Eastern Oregon University. Discussed will be rail transportation in the Pacific Northwest, with a focus on returning rail passenger service between Portland and Boise via Hood River, The Dalles, Hermiston, Pendleton, La Grande, Baker City, Ontario, and Nampa/Caldwell. All are welcome to participate. The exact time of the summit will be announced in early 2019.