CAPT Friends-

While 2023 started out slowly, with a lot of complaints about Amtrak's failure to restore services and equipment, the year ended on a very positive note with many of North Carolina's projects being awarded Planning Grants and moving on the next phase of Amtrak's expansion program. I hope that you have been following these actions in the CAPT newsletter. I am most excited about the routes from Salisbury to Asheville and Raleigh to Wilmington being included in the list.

I'm sorry to say that South Carolina failed to even submit any projects for consideration. That makes it even more important that our SC memners continue to be active CAPT members and make your voices heard.

Speaking of the Newsletter, its production has been part of a larger effort to make your CAPT membership even more relevant to you and the Carolina communities. We are looking at even more activities, such as contracting for route studies and sharing our plans with other groups and organizations in the coming year.

We hope that you will continue to join us to make train travel a larger reality in our two states.

Please renew now.

Ralph S. Messera, CAPT Treasurer, 401 S. Freemont Street, Matthews, NC 28105

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