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The following questions will ask for your input about Amtrak Cascades, the regional passenger rail service that runs along the I-5 corridor through Washington and serves people traveling between cities. Amtrak Cascades is different than local rail services like Sounder and Link light rail.
 
The Washington State Department of Transportation is examining the section of the Amtrak Cascades service between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia and between Seattle and Portland, Oregon.
 
You can share your input about your travel experience to help shape the next 20 years of Amtrak Cascades service! We need to hear a broad range of perspectives to ensure our investments benefit the most people.

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* 1. How frequently do you travel more than 75 miles one way along the I-5 corridor in Washington?

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* 2. Have you ever ridden on an Amtrak Cascades train?

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* 3. How often do you ride Amtrak Cascades trains?

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* 4. Prior to the pandemic, what was your predominant reason for traveling more than 75 miles along the I-5 corridor in Washington?

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* 5. Over the past year, what was your predominant reason for traveling more than 75 miles along the I-5 corridor in Washington?

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* 6. When you travel along the I-5 corridor between Vancouver, B.C. and Portland, Oregon for trips that are more than 75 miles one way, which mode of travel do you take most frequently?

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* 7. What are some of the reasons you take Amtrak Cascades? Please check all that apply.

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* 8. What are some of the reasons you don’t take Amtrak Cascades more frequently? Please check all that apply.

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* 9. Amtrak Cascades service is intended to address several important goals. Which of these goals is most important to you, with 1 being not at all important and 5 being very important?

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Provide more travel options between cities
Strengthen connections between all different types of transportation
Support greenhouse gas reduction goals
Make transportation available to everyone equitably
Support the economic vitality of station communities
Protect and maintain the rail corridor so passenger trains can continue to operate
Avoid or minimize community and environmental impacts
Be a smart investment of tax dollars

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* 10. What other travel needs and priorities, beyond those listed in Question 9, should we be sure to include in the analysis of future improvements? What additional services or features would cause you to take Amtrak Cascades more often?

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* 11. Filling out the following optional demographic questions will help the project team remain accountable to our goal of reaching a variety of people, including those historically underrepresented in transportation planning projects.

What is your zip code? (optional)

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* 12. Which category includes your age? (optional)

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* 13. How do you identify? Please check all that apply. (optional)

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* 14. Which category includes your annual household income? (optional)

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