RUN: Passenger Rail & the Environment

Date(s) – 10/21/2023
12:30 pm – 5:00 pm


Natural Allies:
Environmental benefits of passenger rail /rail transit in North America

As a member organization of the Rail Users’ Network, the Lackawanna Coalition proudly supports this virtual miniconference with a focus on the environmental benefits provided by passenger rail.

The program will  begin with the election of RUN Board members and a brief presentation regarding RUN’s thoughts on  FRA’s Long Distance  Rail Study Committee work regarding and expanding Amtrak Long Distance Service.

The conference  is designed not only for rail advocates, but also civic and business leaders, environmentalists, planners, real estate developers and members of the general public who are interested in knowing more about passenger rail and rail transit in America. 

Additional topics covered include

  • Santa Monica’s Expo Line
  • saving Maine’s state-owned rail lines
  • environmental benefits provided by passenger rail
  • building rail with trail in Santa Cruz
  • toll roads for trains
  • needs and benefits of electrifying rail
  • congestion pricing in New York City

After the presentations there will be a public forum for attendees to express opinions and ask questions.  Lackawanna Coalition Chairperson Emeritus David Peter Alan will provide the closing remarks.

Members free, nonmenbers $25, which covers your first-year membership through 2024.  Register here.

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