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Monday, March 05, 2012

Clackamas County commuters are increasingly turning to Amtrak for their daily transportation into Portland.

Last year, daily ridership between Salem and Portland on Amtrak jumped more than 22 percent to 24,146 boardings, making it the rail carrier's fastest growing West Coast corridor. The number of monthly passes on the line, meanwhile, increased by 14 percent. 
Every morning, they gather at Oregon City's picturesque station to wait for the 7:24 Amtrak Cascades. The non-stop, 20-minute ride to Portland's Union Station is much faster than any TriMet bus or light-rail route offered. It's also cheaper.

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