Carolinas Association for Passenger Trains

CAPT Board Meeting

August 9, 2014

Charleston, S.C.

The Carolinas Association for Passenger Trains will meet at the Charleston County Public Library at 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, S.C. The meeting will be in Meeting Room B from 1:00-5:00 pm.

Lunch will be on your own, but a number of CAPT members will be eating at Bessinger's Barbecue, 1602 Savannah Highway (US 17) at 11:30 a.m. if you'd like to join the group. From the north take I-26 south to I-526 soputh, and then US 17 east. From the south and west take US 17 into Charleston.

Meeting Agenda
  • Welcome
  • Secretary's report
  • Treasurer's report
  • Update on CAPT fostering creation of an association similar to Virginians for High Speed Rail
  • Update on resolution drive in South Carolina in support of expanded rail passenger service
  • Update on recent push by Columbia Mayor Richard Benjamin 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
  • Discussion on moving annual meeting to November from October, and bimonthly board meetings to odd months beginning in 2015
  • Update on CAPT newsletter and website issues
  • Amtrak update
  • Update on news in North Carolina transit and South Carolina affecting trainsit and rail passenger service
  • Report on Amtrak funding for national and state supported trains
  • Reports by Officers and Directors
  • Planning for future meetings
  • Adjournment