Right now, to catch the train into Seattle, folks in Surrey or White Rock have to either spend an hour driving up to metro Vancouver only to end up where they started an hour later, or they have to cross through the border to get to the Bellingham station.

— White Rock Councilmember Grant Meyer, making the case for an Amtrak Cascades station stop in Blaine, Washington. The nearest stops are currently in Vancouver (B.C.) and Bellingham.