Archive -- Carolinas Association for Passenger Trains Board Meeting
Saturday, January 18, 2020 11:30 AM Saturday, January 18, 2020 3:00 PM
Camel City BBQ Factory, Room 52 701 North Liberty Street Winston-Salem NC 27101
The Carolinas Association for Passenger Trains will meet in Winston-Salem on Saturday January 18, 2020. The meeting location is 701 North Liberty Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 at Camel City BBQ Factory, Room 52. The restaurant phone number is (336) 306-9999. The menu can be found at camelcitybbq.com. Lunch will be in the meeting room beginning at 11:30 am, with meeting to follow around 12:30 pm.
The meeting will conclude by 3:00 pm to allow those returning home via Amtrak to catch the NC Amtrak Connector Route # 5 for the Piedmont/Carolinian service. The bus will leave the Winston-Salem ( Clark Campbell ) Transportation Center at 3:20 pm (Bay A3) and arrive in High Point at 4:00 pm in ample time for train connections to trains #76 and #77. Those travelling by train to the meeting should arrive in High Point via Amtrak trains #73 or #80 to meet the connecting bus which leaves the High Point train station at 9:00 am.
Those travelling by auto please meet the NC Amtrak Connector Route # 5 bus at the Winston-Salem ( Clark Campbell ) Transportation Center, 100 West 5th Street at 9:40 am ( Bay A3) . It's the final stop on the bus route. Depending on autos available the group will go take a look at the newly restored Winston-Salem Union Station, and associated rail trackage in the city which might be used for future inter-city or commuter rail passenger service. All should be at the restaurant promptly at or before 11:30 am so we can remain on schedule.
Please review the last meeting minutes and look at information on the CAPT and NCOT websites prior to our meeting. Train or connecting bus info can be found at http://www.ncbytrain.org , http://www.amtrak.com, and http://www.PARTnc.org . The PART website has a comprehensive section on the NC Amtrak Connector service with map, destinations, and other useful information on the service. Look for PART Express - Connecting Communities link.
- Secretary's report
- Treasurer's report
- Charlotte-Atlanta High Speed Rail Update
- North Carolina DOT Rail Plan Update
- Update on NC On Track ( NCOT )
- Update on the resolution drive in South Carolina in support of expanded rail passenger service
- 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
"The National Association of Railroad Passengers has done yeoman work over the years and in fact if it weren’t for NARP, I'd be surprised if Amtrak were still in possession of as a large a network as they have. So they've done good work, they're very good on the factual case."
Robert Gallamore, Director of Transportation Center at Northwestern University and former Federal Railroad Administration official, Director of Transportation Center at Northwestern University
November 17, 2005, on The Leonard Lopate Show (with guest host Chris Bannon), WNYC New York.