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Archive -- RailNation Miami - Rail Passengers Association's Fall 2018 Advocacy Symposium - Miami, FL


Friday, October 19, 2018 12:00 PM Sunday, October 21, 2018 2:00 PM


Hyatt Regency Miami 400 SE 2nd Avenue Miami FL 33131

Make Plans NOW To Attend RailNation Miami - Rail Passengers Association's Fall 2018 Advocacy Symposium In Beautiful Miami, FL!

Event Dates: Friday, October 19 - Sunday, October 21

Event Host Location: Hyatt Regency Miami in Downtown Miami

Event Registration Is NOW Open!

Don't Delay...Space Is Limited...Register Today!

Optional RailNation Miami

Trips & Tours Are NOW Available!

Friday Afternoon Chartered Round Trip On Brightline From Miami to West Palm Beach Is SOLD-OUT!

Local Public Transit Directions And Options To The Hyatt Regency Hotel

Discounted Group Rate Reservations Are NOW Available!

The Rail Passengers Association Group Rate Is $179.00 Per Night, Single or Double Occupancy.

  • Discounted Rooms Are Currently Available From Monday Night, October 15 Through Monday Night, October 22
  • The Hyatt Regency Is Conveniently Located On The Miami River And Is Adjacent To Two Miami Metromover Stations
  • Connecting Bus Service Is Available From Amtrak's Current Hialeah Station To Several Miami Metrorail Stations
  • Metrorail Service Is Available From The Miami International Airport To Downtown

Please Use This Link To Make Your On-Line Reservations - Making Your Reservation On-Line Ensures You Receive The Correct Discounted Rail Passengers Association Rate! - Reservation Deadline Is September 22!

Detailed Event Agenda & Programming Information - Includes Speakers, Panels & Presentations

Summary Agenda:

Thursday, October 18

  • Optional 'Beer & Transit' Advocate Mixer - Off-Site - Evening

Friday, October 19

  • A Variety Of Optional Local & Regional Tours Will Be Offered During Thoughout The Day
    • Guided Miami Food Scene Tour (via Public Transit) - Mid-Day
    • Self-Guided Miami-Dade Transit Tour - Mid-Day
    • SOLD-OUT Guided Chartered Round Trip On Brightline Miami to West Palm Beach - REVISED TIMES - Depart Miami 2:13pm; Return To Miami 5:14pm
  • Added Event - 6:30pm to 7:30pm - A Fireside Chat Moderated By Jim Mathews With Former Amtrak Presidents Joe Boardman (In Person) & David Gunn (Via Video); Gov. Michael Dukakis (Via Video) and Trains Magazine Columnist Fred Frailey (Via Video)

  • Remiander Of Evening Free To Explore Miami

Saturday, October 20

  • Breakfast - Hyatt
  • Advocacy Presentations, Speakers and Panels - All Day - Hyatt
    • Special Morning Presentation By Former Amtrak President Joe Boardman

  • Lunch - Hyatt
    • Lunch Speaker - Stephen Gardner - Amtrak's Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer

  • Council Committee Meetings - Afternoon - Hyatt

Optional Jim Hamre Scholarlship Benefit Reception - Brightline MiamiCentral Station - Early Evening

Sunday, October 21

  • Breakfast - Hyatt
  • Council Business Meeting - Morning - Hyatt
  • Advocacy Presentations & Speakers - Morning - Hyatt
  • Closing Lunch With Speaker - Hyatt
  • Optional Tour To Gold Coast Railroad Museum - Afternoon
Thanks In Advance To Our RailNation Miami Partners!