RailPAC/NARP March Conference report 1 (of 5): The Opening Session March 20th, 2007
The Rail Conference on March 17, 2007, was held in the Los Angeles MTA Building auditorium, sponsored by the Rail Passenger Association of California, the National Railroad Passenger Association, and the Transit Coalition. All Reports and PHOTOS by Russ Jackson.
This report covers the Opening session, and the Annual Meeting and election of officers and board members for the Rail Passenger Association of California, which was held at the end of the afternoon session.
RailPAC/NARP March Conference report 2: Alex Kummant March 20th, 2007
This report covers the speech and question time of Amtrak President, Alex Kummant. (PHOTO)
RailPAC/NARP March Conference report 3: Bronte and Capon March 20th, 2007
This report covers the presentations by William Bronte and Ross Capon from the morning session following Mr. Kummant. Andrew C. Selden’s presentation is in the next report.
RailPAC/NARP March Conference report 4: Selden March 20th, 2007
This report covers the presentation by Andrew C. Selden, representing the United Rail Passenger Alliance. He is President of the Minnesota Rail Passenger Association, and an author of many articles on rail passenger policy and theory. He was a finalist candidate to be CEO of Amtrak in 1998. In 1986 he was described by the late David Morgan at TRAINS magazine as “The dean of the pro-passenger Amtrak critics.”
RailPAC/NARP March Conference report 5: Dukakis and PM panels March 20th, 2007
This report covers the afternoon session, which began with the inspiring talk by Gov. Michael Dukakis, who was an Amtrak board member and Vice Chairman, followed by panels discussing Regional and Commuter Rail, Southern California, and Urban Rail transit projects in Southern California, followed by a High Speed Rail report.
Andrew Selden Addresses Joint RailPAC/NARP meeting March 20th, 2007
Amtrak President Kummant Addresses Joint RailPAC/NARP meeting March 20th, 2007