AANW'S 3 Es
AANW, borrowing from our partners All Aboard Washington, envisions a future where every traveler is empowered to move across the Greater Northwest, while providing communities with economic, environmental and equity benefits.
AANW's vision is for a multi-modal transportation connectivity for the Greater Northwest Region of the United States focused around a robust passenger rail system core.
Easy travel options help strengthen local economies throughout the Northwest.
- On average, communities receive $84 per day-trip visitor, and $366 per overnight visitor, according to Experience Washington. Benefits are similar in other states.
Rail is the optimal low-impact freight and passenger ground transportation option.
- Rail does not contribute to salmon die-off related to tires.
A good freight and passenger rail network contributes to high quality of life in our region for everyone.
- Improves reach of local services
- Expands access for all communities
Thirty percent of Americans do not drive, because they are too young, too old, too poor, disabled, or choose not to drive because of concerns about the future of the planet.
We will always need cars, especially in rural areas. But we need to ensure that our communities provide transportation access to those for whom driving is not an option.