HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Train cutback blamed on COVID-19

Written March 21st, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Citing COVID-19 as the cause, the Oregon Department of Transportation announced that passenger train service at Albany Station would be reduced starting today (March 21).


Oregon Passenger Rail: A chance to react

Written December 2nd, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Of the many ways to get from Albany to Seattle and back, taking Amtrak is probably the cheapest and least stressful. Oregon officials are still working on a plan to make the Oregon leg of the trip more convenient, and a little faster too.


Once again, trains face budget hurdle

Written July 4th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Back to trains for a moment, if you don’t mind. More specifically passenger rail. Once again, in advance of next year’s legislative session, there’s a question whether the Amtrak Cascades train service between Eugene and Portland will continue beyond June 2017.


Mayors back Amtrak rail preference

Written April 15th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

With one exception caused by a thief in California, Amtrak trains have been arriving in Albany more or less on time this week. But the mayor is worried that a proposed change in federal regulation would weaken the law that says railroads must give passenger trains preference on their tracks.


 
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