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ODOT / Amtrak Cascades announces launch of

Press Release from Amtrak Oregon Cascades rail –

February 8, 2022

For more information, contact Michelle Godfrey, 503-986-3903

SALEM, Ore. — We are thrilled to announce the launch of!  The website was developed by ODOT and D2 Creative to provide Oregon visitors and residents with inspiration for exploring the state using Amtrak Cascades.

As more locals and visitors use the train, Amtrak Cascades can add frequency and destinations to serve more people. For Oregon, that means fewer cars on the road, less congestion and fewer greenhouse gas emissions. It also means we can provide a clean and convenient transportation option for more Oregonians to connect to jobs, schools, family, friends and essential services.

The new website will educate travelers about the services, amenities, and ease of riding Amtrak Cascades while showcasing the beauty of Oregon. It engenders Oregonians’ spirit of exploration by promoting hidden gems throughout the state that are accessible by train.

Quintessentially Northwest, Amtrak Cascades has friendly conductors, comfortable accommodations, local food options and stunning scenery to view end-to-end. It’s more than just a way to get there—it’s a destination in itself!

“From design to launch, our new site celebrates the spirit of Oregon,” said Michelle Godfrey, ODOT’s Education & Outreach Coordinator. “Amtrak Cascades riders view the train as an enjoyable part of their getaway. This site gives them inspiration and resources to make travel in Oregon, and on the train, unforgettable. Working with D2 Creative, we at ODOT look forward to welcoming more riders on board to explore Oregon via Amtrak Cascades.”

Riders can take the Cascades to sample local cuisine, attend sports and cultural events, visit the many landmarks and destinations along the way and find one-of-a-kind adventures available only in the Pacific Northwest.

We invite you to visit the new site and experience the beauty of Oregon and how Amtrak Cascades can be part of your next adventure, whether that be a day trip, weekend, or longer, at