Carolinas Association for Passenger Trains

CAPT Board Meeting
January 16, 2016
Durham, N.C.

The Carolinas Association for Passenger Trains will meet in Durham at the Durham County Library on Saturday, January 16, 2016. The address is 300 North Roxboro Street. The telephone number is 919 560-0100. We will meet in the auditorium at 1:00 PM. The room is ours until 4:30 PM. Parking is in the rear of the building for those coming by auto. Those driving are requested to meet incoming trains if possible.

If anyone would like to have lunch prior to the meeting, suggested restaurants are as follows:

Bull McCabes Irish Pub, 427 West Main Street, located about half a block from the Durham Amtrak station. Features enclosed and heated patio dining as well as inside. Phone number (919) 682-3061. Website Restaurant opens at 11:00 a.m.

Alivia's Durham Bistro, 900 West Main Street, located about 2 blocks from the Durham Amtrak station. A bit more upscale, and features Saturday brunch from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Phone number (919) 682-8978. Website

CAPT Board Meeting Agenda
  • Secretary's report
  • Treasurer's report
  • Review of election of Officers and Directors for 2016
  • Update on the resolution drive in South Carolina in support of expanded rail passenger service
  • Update on CAPT fostering creation of an association similar to Virginians for High Speed Rail - David Robinson*
  • Update on news in North Carolina and South Carolina affecting transit and rail passenger service
  • Update on CAPT newsletter and website issues
  • Amtrak update
  • Reports by Officers and Directors
  • Planning for future meetings
  • Adjournment

*Keynote Speaker - Dr. David Robinson

David will talk about organizing a business oriented passenger rail advocacy group for North Carolina ( OnTrackNC ). It would work with advocacy groups like Chambers of Commerce, Convention and Visitors Bureaus, local governments, colleges, universities, and private businesses, among others. This will be part of a talk on "Asheville- Again!" focusing on restoring passenger service to Asheville, hopefully sooner than state funding would permit. A future talk will probably focus on passenger service expansion to the Raleigh to Wilmington corridor.