RUN to Newark for Good Connections

Date(s) – 04/28/2023
8:30 am – 5:00 pm


The Lackawanna Coalition is proud to serve as advocacy cohost to this year’s RUN conference, Good Connections, which had been planned for Spring 2020 but, like so much else, was cancelled because of the pandemic.

The program will begin with opening remarks given by RUN’s Chair, Richard Rudolph, who will briefly talk about RUN’s current activities and some of the latest challenges that rail advocates are currently facing across North America.

The roster of speakers includes

  • William C. Vantuono, Editor-in Chief of Railway Age
  • Art Guzzetti, Vice President, Mobility Incentive and Public Policy at the American Public Transportation Association (APTA)
  • Tim Frauley, Interim Executive Director, Schuylkill Rail Authority
  • Samuel Jordan, President, Baltimore Transit Equity Coalition
  • Larry Malski, speaking about the Penn Northeast Regional Rail Authority’s effort to restore passenger rail service to Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Mark Spada, President, Western Pennsylvanians for Passenger Rail
  • Craig Schulz, Director, Communications & External Affairs, Amtrak
  • Stephen Sigmund, Chief of Public Outreach, Gateway Development Corp.
  • “Making the Case” Panel: David Peter Alan, Andrew Albert, Jim Blaze, Mark Magyar

If time allows, the mini-conference will close with a Public Forum, which will enable participants to share their ideas for improving/expanding passenger rail/rail transit services in North America.

Our 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.

The conference has gone all-virtual, so there is no need to travel!  For more details, fees, and registration, click here to go to the RUN site.

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