Amtrak’s Oregon service under threat

Amtrak’s Cascades┬áservice between Portland and Eugene will end if Oregon’s state legislature enacts the budget adopted by its Joint Ways and Means Committee the week of March 30, 2015 that proposes slashing funding for the daily state-backed service on the corridor.
ODOT Talgo Ribbon Cutting Event July 26 2013

A tale of two (or more) Talgos

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has taken delivery on the second of two new Talgo Series 8 13-car trainsets the State of Oregon purchased with federal stimulus funds administered in 2009. The first trainset entered service on July 26.