Carolinas Association for Passenger Trains

August 2009 Meeting Details

CAPT Board Meeting
Cary, N.C.
August 8, 2009

The August meeting for CAPT will be held at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center in Cary, North Carolina. It is located one block east of the Cary Amtrak Station along the NS tracks. (The Cary Amtrak station is located at 211 North Academy Street in Cary.) We will meet in the meeting room on the second floor. The meeting is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. For those of you arriving by train, we will meet the northbound Carolinian, scheduled to arrive at 10:43 a.m., and then go two blocks to the Food Factory for lunch. For those of you that would arrive on the Silver Star (train 92) please let Gene Kirkland {(919) 832-2113 or} know and we will meet you at the Cary station. The Star is due into Cary at 8:15 a.m.

After lunch we will move to Page-Walker. Mr. Pat Simmons, Director, Rail Division, NCDOT, will address us on the status of the Rail Division activites, especially relating to the stimulus funding from the federal government.

Meeting agenda:

  • Welcome
  • Guest speaker Pat Simmons from the NC Department of Transportation Rail Division will discuss potential federal stimulus funding for rail projects, and update us on current projects going on.
  • Update on resolution drive in South Carolina in support of expanded rail passenger service
  • Status of efforts to produce new CAPT brochure featuring maps of present and possible future rail passenger service
  • Secretary's report
  • Treasurer's report
  • Update on CAPT newsletter and website issues
  • Update on rail developments across the Carolinas including start of 3rd Charlotte-Raleigh frequency and opening of new Durham Amtrak station.
  • Amtrak update
  • Reports by Officers and Directors
  • Planning for future meetings
  • Adjournment