The meeting was opened with Gene Kirkland giving the treasurerís report. We had an opening balance of $7,358.33. Expenses were $61.69. Income was $6.75 for a closing balance of $7,303.39. The CAPT Challenge remained unchanged at $6,535.00, as did our membership 169. Gene said he has a new printer who is doing a good job on the CAPT newsletter. Gene said we should probably not change our web-site host at the present time. It was decided to carry over any decision about that until the next meeting.
Gene said with limited storage space available on the
lay-up track in
Martin reported the latest news concerning the TTA
Raleigh/Durham commuter rail service and regarding progress on our S.C.
passenger train resolution drive. Martin reported that Allan Paul believed
NCDOT should have an agreement with Greyhound to move their bus terminal to a
new location so that the site could to cleared from
Martin said NCDOT and the FTA have not agreed about which
tracks the passenger platforms should be built. FTA has suggested building a
freight bypass around the east side of the
Don Stewart talked about the CAPT brochure. He said he
hopes to have the project completed within 90 days. Don said he is hoping
Congress will pass some kind of Amtrak funding legislation before adjournment.
Senator Durbin (IL) has introduced a bill that would provide funding for new
Our next meeting will be our annual general membership meeting on Oct. 11th. Plans are to hold it somewhere in S.C., with the exact location to be announced. The following meeting scheduled for Dec. 13th might also be in S.C., depending on the S.C. legislature, it was announced.
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Bob Bischoff
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Acting Secretary