Archive -- Ride the Rail Speaker Series: "Passenger Rail: A Rare Opportunity" w/ Jim Mathews, Rail Passengers Association
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 6:30 PM Tuesday, October 19, 2021 7:30 PM
From the event description: "Jim Mathews, President & CEO Rail Passengers Association (RPA), will share his vision for a robust national passenger train network within the U.S. at our October Ride the Rail event via Zoom. Mathews believes rail can be an economic engine in the communities it serves, a potentially transformative mode in an ever-changing transportation landscape and the most environmentally responsible way to meet the transportation challenges of the 21st century. As a volunteer, Mathews served on the Amtrak Customer Advisory Committee for six years, including two years leading the ACAC as chairman."
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"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