Archive -- Oregon Passenger Rail Summit: Connecting Communities
Saturday, January 23, 2021 10:00 AM Saturday, January 23, 2021 1:00 PM
This conference, organized by AORTA (https://www.aortarail.org/), will address what was done regarding passenger rail services during 2020; where are we going in 2021; returning passenger rail services to eastern Oregon; and building coalitions with organizations having similar interests.
Mr. Jim Mathews, RPA Pres. & CEO, Washington, DC
Mr. Chris Rall, Outreach Director - Transportation for America – Portland, OR
Ms. Karyn Criswell, Division Administrator – ODOT Public Transportation Division – Salem, OR
U. S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR-4th Dist.) - Invited
Panel Discussion: Connecting Oregon Communities
Representatives from Baker County, OR; Medford OR; Boise, ID; and Tumwater, WA
$10 donation requested.
Additional details will be available at (https://www.aortarail.org/event/). Should you have any questions, contact AORTA through their website.
"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