Archive -- Carolinas Association for Passenger Trains September 2019 Meeting
Saturday, September 21, 2019 10:00 AM Saturday, September 21, 2019 3:00 PM
Queen City Q Restuarant 225 East 6th Street Charlotte NC 28202
The address is 225 East 6th Street, Suite A, Charlotte, NC 28202. The phone number is 980 272-6341.
Parking is in the 7th Street Station Building parking deck. All day Saturday parking is free with validation.
CAPT members will meet those arriving on the morning Piedmont train ( #73 ) from Raleigh at the Amtrak station. Arrival is scheduled at 9:40 am . The group will then take a tour of the Gold Line Streetcar construction along Beatties Ford Road, Trade Street, Elizabeth Avenue and Hawthorne Lane via automobile. There will also be a stop to look at construction at and around the Multi-Modal Transportation Station project in Center City. This will put Amtrak, and other rail and bus services under one roof by 2023.
Charlotte Area Transit ( CATS ) Bus route #11 also provides travel between the Amtrak station and the meeting location. Get on the bus at the Amtrak station, ride into Center City and get off at 7th Street in front of the library, and walk to 7th Street Station to join our group.
Our meeting room will be open for those wishing to eat at Queen City Q at 11:00 am. After lunch our board meeting will begin at Noon, and finish by 2:30 pm so those taking the train home can transported back to the Amtrak station in time for the northbound departure of the Piedmont ( #76 ) at 3:15 pm.
- Secretary's Report
- Treasurer's Report
- Update on the resolution drive in South Carolina in support of expanded rail passenger service
- Update on NC On Track ( NCOT )
- Update on news in North Carolina and South Carolina affecting transit and rail passenger service
- Update on CAPT newsletter and website issues
- Amtrak update
- Reports by Officers and Directors
- Planning for future meetings
"I wish to extend my appreciation to members of the Rail Passengers Association for their steadfast advocacy to protect not only the Southwest Chief, but all rail transportation which plays such an important role in our economy and local communities. I look forward to continuing this close partnership, both with America’s rail passengers and our bipartisan group of senators, to ensure a bright future for the Southwest Chief route."
Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS)
April 2, 2019, on receiving the Association's Golden Spike Award for his work to protect the Southwest Chief