Ride the Rail Speaker Series: "Passenger Rail: A Rare Opportunity" w/ Jim Mathews, Rail Passengers Association
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 6:30 PM Tuesday, October 19, 2021 7:30 PM
From the event description: "Jim Mathews, President & CEO Rail Passengers Association (RPA), will share his vision for a robust national passenger train network within the U.S. at our October Ride the Rail event via Zoom. Mathews believes rail can be an economic engine in the communities it serves, a potentially transformative mode in an ever-changing transportation landscape and the most environmentally responsible way to meet the transportation challenges of the 21st century. As a volunteer, Mathews served on the Amtrak Customer Advisory Committee for six years, including two years leading the ACAC as chairman."
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"I wish to extend my appreciation to members of the Rail Passengers Association for their steadfast advocacy to protect not only the Southwest Chief, but all rail transportation which plays such an important role in our economy and local communities. I look forward to continuing this close partnership, both with America’s rail passengers and our bipartisan group of senators, to ensure a bright future for the Southwest Chief route."
Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS)
April 2, 2019, on receiving the Association's Golden Spike Award for his work to protect the Southwest Chief