Carolinas Association for Passenger Trains

December 2012 Meeting Details

CAPT Annual Membership Meeting
Raleigh, N.C.
December 8, 2012

The December meeting of the Carolinas Association for Passenger Trains will be on Saturday, December 8, at the Red Hot and Blue Restaurant. The restaurant is located at 6615 Falls of the Neuse Road in Raleigh just north of Spring Forest Road in the Falls of the Neuse Shopping Center.

Those wishing to eat before the meeting should arrive at 11:15 a.m. Transportation will be provided from the train station for those arriving on Amtrak's northbound Carolinian. If you plan to come by train, notify CAPT Secretary Phil Astwood so adequate transportation resources can be arranged. A meeting room is reserved for lunch and the meeting afterward. The meeting will begin no earlier than 12:30 p.m. to allow time for lunch. The meeting will conclude by 4:00 p.m. so those returning home via Amtrak can get to the train station for the departure of the southbound Carolinian. The highlight of the meeting will be a program on the new Raleigh Union Station.

CAPT Board Meeting Agenda

  • Welcome
  • Secretary's report
  • Treasurer's report
  • Raleigh Union Station Program
  • Update on CAPT fundraiser designed by retired Amtrak Agent Earl Eargle to provide more funding and exposure for CAPT
  • Update on news in North Carolina and South Carolina affecting transit and rail passenger service
  • Update on the resolution drive in South Carolina in support of expanded rail passenger service
  • Update on 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
  • Reports by Officers and Directors
  • Planning for future meetings
  • Adjournment