Archive -- Developing New Amtrak Corridors: Expanding the U.S. Passenger Market
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 2:30 PM Wednesday, September 23, 2020 3:15 PM
Join us September 23rd at 2:30pm Eastern as we hear from Ray Lang, Amtrak’s Senior Director for National State Relations, on programs being developed by Congress, by states, and by the railroad to build out the National Network into underserved markets, particularly in fast growing regions in the Sun Belt. Lang will also give an inside look at the conversations Amtrak is having with individual states looking to bring passenger rail service to their region.
You’ll also hear from Rail Passengers’ Sean Jeans-Gail about the work done by the states and the Federal Railroad Administration to map out network expansions in the Southwest, the Southeast and the Midwest.
Plan on attending? Submit your questions! We want to answer your questions about federal and state programs to expand passenger rail and the grassroots campaigns required to make it happen.
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Developing New Amtrak Corridors: Expanding the U.S. Passenger Market
2:30 PM Eastern [1:30 PM Central]
2:30 PM – Introduction – Sean Jeans-Gail – Vice President, Policy + Gov’t Affairs, Rail Passengers Association
2:35 PM – Presentation Amtrak Corridor Development Program – Ray Lang - Senior Director, National State Relations, Amtrak
2:50 PM – Presentation on FRA Regional Network Studies – Jim Mathews – President & CEO, Rail Passengers Association
3:00 PM – Panel – Lang, Mathews and Jeans-Gail answer questions submitted by members
"When [NARP] comes to Washington, you help embolden us in our efforts to continue the progress for passenger rail. And not just on the Northeast Corridor. All over America! High-speed rail, passenger rail is coming to America, thanks to a lot of your efforts! We’re partners in this. ... You are the ones that are going to make this happen. Do not be dissuaded by the naysayers. There are thousands of people all over America who are for passenger rail and you represent the best of what America is about!"
Secretary Ray LaHood, U.S. Department of Transportation
2012 NARP Spring Council Meeting