Carolinas Association for Passenger Trains

April 2012 Meeting Details

CAPT Board Meeting
Burlington, N.C.
April 14, 2012

The Carolinas Association for Passenger Trains will meet in the conference room of the Burlington Amtrak Station on Saturday, April 14th beginning at 2:00 p.m. The station is located at 101 North Main Street.

For those of you coming by train, the room will be open for our convenience from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. The conference room should be attended by CAPT officers after 10:00 a.m. For those arriving by train earlier in the day, you may want to eat breakfast or lunch at one of the nearby restaurants downtown.

Southbound, the Piedmonts (#73, #75) from Raleigh will arrive at 7:53 a.m. and 12:53 p.m. respectively, well in advance of the meeting. Northbound from Charlotte, the Carolinian (#80) will arrive at 9:01 a.m., and the Piedmont (#74) will arrive at 1:55 p.m. After the meeting the southbound Carolinian (#79) is scheduled to depart Burlington at 6:01 p.m., and the northbound Piedmont (#76) is scheduled to depart at 7:10 p.m.

CAPT Board Meeting Agenda
  • Welcome
  • Secretary's report
  • Treasurer's report
  • Discussion of providing volunteers for Train Day in Kannapolis
  • Update on legislation in North Carolina and South Carolina affecting transit and rail passenger funding
  • Update on the 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
  • Discussion of ways to distribute the 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