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Big numbers:

Amtrak Cascades ridership in 2007 increased to 676,670–a 7.4 percent increase over 2006 and the highest annual ridership total since the inception of Amtrak Cascades service.

More convenient schedules and better connections, along with rising fuel prices for motorists influenced ridership growth. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) expects ridership to continue to increase with the extension of the current Portland-Seattle-Bellingham service to Vancouver, B.C in mid-2008.

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