How can I help the
Coast Starlight and other Amtrak trains?
is constantly forced to run its trains with inadequate funding from the
federal government. America’s
long-distance trains, with proper funding and public support, can operate as
successfully as the adequately funded, high-quality national rail systems
You can promote great transportation and
America’s trains by doing any of the
First and foremost…
Demonstrate that Americans
want trains as a travel choice.
The easiest way for you to help the Coast Starlight is by riding the
train yourself. Bring your family
and friends along for the ride!
Kids generally love trains!
Tell the story…
After your journeys, tell
your family, friends, collogues, neighbors and everyone else you know about
your journey. Suggest that they
take the train next time they travel!
Write your elected officials
and urge them to support the Coast Starlight and other Amtrak trains. Tell them of your journeys and how
train travel has benefited you.
Urge them to provide Amtrak with a substantial and stable budget that
supports our Long Distance train network, provides for additional equipment
and rolling stock, on-board improvements, marketing and staffing.
The President of the United States
The Vice President of the United States
Your US Senators
Your US Representatives
Your State Governor
Your State Senators
Your State Representatives
City Government Officials
your officials that proper funding creates potential for:
Expanded capacity – maintain and
acquire rolling stock
Enhanced services and amenities –
onboard and in stations
Increased staffing levels – create
jobs and increases service quality
Rail advocacy groups
Join the Coast Starlight Communities Network, National Association of Rail Passengers
(NARP), the Rail Passenger Association of
California (RailPAC), All Aboard Washington, and the
Association of Oregon Rail and Transit
Advocates (AORTA). NARP and RailPAC are especially active advocates of the Long
We frequently post updates
with our most current news, quick and simple ways you can support the Coast
Starlight, and communicate with potential and current passengers while they
are still onboard.
We limit our posts to quick
points with links to additional information – we’re sure
you’ll enjoy them!
Follow us on Twitter using the
application to the right
Join the CSCN
Facebook Fan page
Join the Coast
Starlight Facebook Group
Pass out our flyer
Place our flyer onboard in the Lounge Car, in
your local station, and wherever else you think it belongs! Click here to download
it. Tell us where
you placed them!
Marketing Materials Print Shop
it’s easier than ever to order CSCN marketing materials!
postcards, flyers, pens, business cards and magnets are available.
today at coaststarlight.net/marketing
With the CSCN logo on
your clothes and belongings, you’ll be sure to get a few questions
about the route!
your wardrobe at
Add our banner to your website
Copy the code below and paste
it into your website.
us know where you placed it!
We’d love to know!