Public Info Forum on Return of Rail Passenger Service to Southern Montana
7:00 PM Mountain time
NP Beanery (former passenger train depot), 108 W. Park St.
PowerPoint presentation by NARP member Chuck McMillan of Helena, MT, on prospects for the return of Amtrak service to southern Montana, missing since the 1979 discontinuance of Amtrak's Chicago-St. Paul-Bismarck-Helena-Seattle North Coast Hiawatha. Hosted by the Livingston Downtown Building Owners' Association.
The Summit is a four day event that last year brought together over 1,100 attendees from 20 states and 11 countries. The on-going mission of the Summit is to educate policy makers concerning the current transportation and infrastructure issues that are found at the local, state, and national levels. The Summit uniquely brings together the leading transportation and infrastructure officials from the current Administration, Congress, and State legislatures, as well as industry leaders from the private and non-profit organizations across the country to collaborate and strategize, bringing contemporary solutions for challenges impacting our society.
Confirmed speakers include NARP Chairman Bob Stewart; House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA), Former T&I Chairman James Oberstar, Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph Szabo, US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, U.S. Congresswoman Donna Edwards; Victor Mendez, Administrator, FHWA; Anthony Levandowski, Program Manager, Google Self-Driving Car; Ryan Holeywell, Staff Writer, Governing Magazine; Richard Arena, President, Association for Public Transportation; Gail Spann, Chair, League of American Bicyclists; Richard Mueller, President, Ameron International Corporation Water Transmission Group; ; Gary Thomas, President and Exec. Director, DART., and Art Guzzetti, Vice President of Policy, APTA.
NARP's Fall Council of Representatives meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 E. Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL. An optional pre-meeting tour of area rail facilities may take place Friday, October 18. More details to be posted in July.