RailPAC Annual Meeting and NARP Membership Meeting: “STEEL WHEELS IN CALIFORNIA”

Saturday, May 2, 2009
9:15 Registration, Coffee; 10:15 Meeting starts in the MTA Board Room at Gateway Center, Los Angeles, located behind Union Station. laus-mta-building2
Confirmed Speakers:
Amtrak CEO Joseph Boardman, (left), VP Brian Rosenwald, and VP Richard Phelps


Don Phillips, (right) long time rail writer and special columnist for TRAINS Magazine! (Photo © 2008 TRAINS Magazine. Reprinted with permission of Kalmbach Publishing. All rights reserved)

William “Bill” Bronte, (left) Chief, Caltrans Rail Program, will update us on the complexities of funding the state’s rail programs.

Rod Diridon, (right) member, California High Speed Rail Authority board, and Bruce Armistead, Parsons Brinkerhoff, will update us on the big HSR project.

  • Art Leahy, LAMTA CEO, and Art Brown of LOSSAN will discuss regional rail and transit connections. Dan Feger, Bob Hope Airport executive director , will present their plan for a rail and transit center.
  • Walter Smith, BNSF, General Director Commuter Contracts
  • Brian Rosenwald, Amtrak: Plans for the Sunset Limited
  • Erin Steva, Calpirg
  • Bruce Armistead, Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Others to be announced!
  • Co-chairs: Paul Dyson, RailPAC President, and George Chilson, NARP Chairman. Registration Chairman: Richard Silver.

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  • The National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) will again hold its Region XII Meeting in conjunction with RailPAC at the same time in the same place.
  • Cost for RailPAC or NARP members is $50 in advance, $60 for non-members, and includes morning coffee and pastries and a box lunch.
  • Updated details of the program will be available on www.RailPAC.org or call 916-833-4218.
  • Copy and print the following form, enclose your check, and mail it to reserve your place! A PAYPAL option link is below the form for on-line registration!
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    ____ Yes! I will be attending the Joint RailPAC/NARP Annual meeting May 2 in Los Angeles!
    ____ I am a RailPAC and/or NARP member.
    Enclosed is my check for ________ persons at $50 each. (Add $10 per person for each person who is NOT a member of RailPAC or NARP).
    ____ Sorry, Cannot make it, but enclosed is my donation to help with the cost of the meeting.
    Checks MUST be made payable to “RailPAC”
    Send to: RAILPAC/NARP MEETING, 1017 L St-217, Sacramento, CA 95814

    NAME (S): ________________________________________

    ADDRESS: ________________________________________

    CITY: _________________________ ZIP: ______________

    PHONE: _________________ E-MAIL: ________________

    Or through Paypal:

    • Click the logo above for your payment of $ 50.00 for: Annual Meeting Reservation, members

    • Click the logo above for your payment of $ 60.00 for: Annual Meeting Reservation, non-members