Carolinas Association for Passenger Trains

April 2011 Meeting Details

CAPT Board Meeting
Matthews, N.C.
April 9, 2011

The meeting will be at the historic Matthews Seaboard Station, located at 210 Matthews Station Street downtown beginning at 1:00 p.m. The meeting should be completed by 4:00 p.m.

The Beantown Tavern is next door at 130 Matthews Station Street. We will meet there at 11:30 a.m. for lunch. The restaurant's website with menu is at: For those who would like other options, a Thai Taste and a Subway are also in the same area.

For those arriving by rail, area CAPT members will help transport people to the meeting location, and return to the Amtrak station in Charlotte after the meeting is concluded. Charlotte Area Transit System bus service is also available. If interested check out the details at

CAPT Board Meeting Agenda

  • Welcome
  • Secretary's report
  • Treasurer's report
  • Update on attempt by Republican legislators in the NC General Assembly to kill the federal grant for high speed from the Obama administration.
  • Update on resolution drive in South Carolina in support of expanded rail passenger service, and additional inserts for the resolution drive brochure
  • Update on recent push by a Central Midlands coalition for a Columbia-Charlotte connection to the high speed rail network
  • Status of efforts to produce new CAPT brochure featuring maps of present and possible future rail passenger service
  • Update on CAPT newsletter and website issues
  • Amtrak update
  • North Carolina transit update
  • Reports by Officers and Directors
  • Planning for future meetings
  • Adjournment