Events

Annual Members Meeting

Steel Wheels Conference
2016:  A Year of Possibilities

December 5, 2015
9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Doors Open 9:00 am, with a break for lunch (not provided)
Metro Boardroom, Los Angeles

SUPPORT OUR LONG DISTANCE TRAINS!

STEEL WHEELS 2015 Conference is your opportunity to show your support for the long distance trains. By attending this gathering you will show our Los Angeles based Amtrak Board member, Yvonne Burke, that we are behind her as she represents the western states at Amtrak Board meetings. In addition Ms. Burke is a member of the California Transportation Commission.

In addition to Ms Burke we’ll be joined by newly appointed Amtrak route managers Jay Fountain and Eric Smith, who will describe their initiatives to improve revenue and amenities. Jay is responsible for the Sunset Limited, Texas Eagle and Heartland Flyer, while Eric manages the Coast Starlight and the Southwest Chief. Register today and let’s show these folks, and Amtrak in DC, that we believe in the long distance trains and will support them.

Once again RailPAC and NARP are presenting the annual Joint RailPAC/NARP Conference, a must for rail advocates.

Conveniently located at the Los Angeles Metro Board Room at Union Station in Los Angeles, California this meeting will kick off with information and discussion about the issues facing passenger rail.

Keynote speaker will be Director of the Amtrak Board, Yvonne Burke.  2016 will be a challenging year for Amtrak, regional and High Speed Rail. Industry leaders will present their thoughts on growing a mobility network for California. In the afternoon we’ll address the role of advocacy groups and how we mobility advocacy groups are invited to participate.

Speakers:
  • Yvonne Burke
    Board Member, Amtrak
    Former Congresswoman and L.A. County Supervisor
  • Dave Golonski
    Chair, LOSSAN
    Served 20 years on Burbank City Council including four terms as Mayor
  • Darrell Clarke
    Chair, Transportation Committee, Sierra Club, Los Angeles
    Darrell leads Friends4Expo, the successful campaign for light rail in west Los Angeles
  • Bruce Becker
    NARP Board
  • Dave Cook
    Rail Propulsion System – Hybrid diesels and after market emission systems.
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