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Rail Passengers Spring 2019 Advocacy Summit

Date/Time:

March 31-April 3, 2019

Location:

   

Westin City Center
At Thomas Circle (3 1/2 blocks from the Metro)
Washington, DC

Details:

Rail Passengers Spring 2019 Advocacy Summit, Day On The Hill & Meeting - Washington, DC

Rail Passengers Association NW Division Meeting

Date/Time:

May 18, 2019
11:30am to ca. 5pm

Location:

   

Elks Lodge
18 S. Central Ave.
Cut Bank, MT

Details:

RPA NW Division Meeting 5/2019
RPA NW Division / AAWA / AORTA Regional Membership Meeting
THE IMPORTANCE OF AMTRAK’S LONG-DISTANCE TRAINS
EMPIRE BUILDER – 90 YEARS OF OPERATION
FUTURE OF THE FAST ACT SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BILL THAT EXPIRES IN 2020
Hosted by

  Rail Passengers Association (RPA) NW Division (AK – ID – MT – OR – WA)
  All Aboard Washington
  Association of Oregon Rail and Transit Advocates

Saturday May 18, 2019 – 11:30am to 5pm (MT)

Elks Lodge
18 S. Central Ave.
Cut Bank, MT
(406)-873-4571
Featured Speakers and Others Invited

  U. S. Congressman, Greg Gianforte (R-MT-At Large)
  Ms. Alison Vergeront, MT Field Rep. for U. S. Senator Steve Daines (R-MT)
  MT State Representative, Mr. Jacob Bachmeier (D) – HD 28 – Havre, MT
  Mr. Jim Mathews, RPA President & CEO – Washington, DC
  Mr. Ric Beals, President – Cut Bank Chamber of Commerce
  Mr. James Pino, Supt. Operations – BNSF Railway/Montana Div. – Whitefish, MT Amtrak Representatives – Invited
  U. S. Senator Jon Tester – Invited
  MT Governor Steve Bullock - Invited

Program Includes

  Importance of Amtrak’s Intercity Network Trains to Rural America
  Empire Builder 90th Anniversary (June 2019)
  2020 Reauthorization of the FAST Act Surface Transportation Bill which includes the American passenger rail system
  Speakers’ presentations along with audience discussion
  State rail advocacy activities report from NW Division, if time permits
  Stretch breaks to allow time for informal interaction

Meeting Time – Registration and social time begins at 11:30am. Buffet luncheon starts at 12 noon. Program to follow to conclude by 5pm. The meeting is planned between the arrival of the eastbound Empire Builder at Cut Bank (10:40am) and the departure of the westbound Empire Builder from Cut Bank (5:51pm).

Registration Fee - $50 per person (postmarked or submitted online by April 27). The registration fee includes luncheon buffet to cover everyone’s tastes, afternoon snacks, beverages and most other meeting related expenses. All registrations postmarked after April 27, along with paying at the door, please add a $10 surcharge to the above fee for a total amount of $60.

Transportation – Transportation will be provided the day of the meeting between the Cut Bank Amtrak station, lodging, the meeting site and throughout Cut Bank as demand warrants.

Lodging – Lodging is available at the Super 8 Cut Bank [609 W. Main St., (406)-873- 8325] or at (https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/super-8). Additional lodging is available in Shelby, 24 miles east of Cut Bank. If you are arriving by train and spending the night in the area, please call (817)-480-5385 to arrange for local transportation.

Thank you for your support of our efforts.
Register Online

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RailNation California

Date/Time:

October 18-21, 2019 (Fri.-Mon.)

Location:

   

Sheraton Grand Hotel
1230 J Street
Sacramento, CA

Details:

RailNation California - Rail Passengers Association Fall 2019 Advocacy Summit - Sacramento, CA
Bringing RPA’s ‘A Connected America’ To California