Coalition for the Advancement of Regional
Transportation annual meeting featuring
Cincinnati's Streetcar Plan
Mr. John Schneider
of Cincinnati's Alliance for Regional Transit
August 24th, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Highlands Shelby Park Library
Mid-City Mall, 1250 Bardstown Road
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The agenda also includes social time, the
opportunity to join CART, the annual business
meeting, and the election of new board members.
The National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) has produced this animation of AMTRAK service through the years. What's striking is how much better it once was. Louisville had 5 passenger rail links at one point?! Via Grist.
Ticket reservations may be made by calling 866-801-3463 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.
Read more: http://www.kentucky.com/2011/04/22/1716243/my-old-kentucky-dinner-train-to.html#ixzz1KNtjbH9s
The Midwest High Speed Rail Association Annual Meeting is happening again this year in Chicago. Looks like a good set of speakers this year. If anyone manages to go to this, please let us (CART) know!
UPDATE: Kentucky-Indiana Rail Advocates (KIRA) is sending 3 representatives.
Thursday night. Click "Read More" for details...
Ralph Tharp, executive director of Kentucky Capital Development Corporation in Frankfort, is championing a new passenger rail service linking Louisville, Lexington, and nine other stops. Trains would run at commute hours, and combine the speed of driving with the superior comfort, safety and economy of rail.
More information: Riding the Train - State-Journal.com
|What||CART Quarterly Meeting|
|When||Monday, April 18th - 6-8 pm|
University of Louisville
|Why||You want to hear about Passenger Rail|
|How||in partnership with University of Louisville's Sustainability Council|
If you're not one of the ~40 people who showed up for the CART Annual Meeting tonight, you can catch Dr Jerry Rose's powerpoint presentation here [40mb].
Presentation by Dr. Jerry Rose
Civil Engineering Professor at UK
As part of the ...
Monday, August 23, 2010 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Highlands Shelby Park Community Room
Mid-City Mall, 1250 Bardstown Road
This program is free and open to the public. There will be opportunity for discussion and mingling, as well as an update on recent CART activities, annual financial report, etcetera.
There has been a lot of confusion about Louisville's official status in the High Speed Rail push. When the President stands in front of a map showing a Louisville to Indy HSR link, people naturally ask why they haven't heard anything about it. CART president Ron Schneider made this post to the CART board, trying to clear up the confusion:
Here are two maps, one from the midwest high speed rail associaton (MHSRA) and the other from the Federal Railroad Administration. They show planned high speed rail corridors in the midwest and federally designated high speed rail corridors, respectively. Both of these include a line from Indianapolis to Louisville, not for bus service, but for high speed rail service. The service may not be as fast as the other lines in the MHSRA grid, but a speed of 90-110 mph cannot legally reached by a bus:
The press release, reproduced in full:
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced that the Federal Railroad Administration has approved a $250,000 grant to study the feasibility of high-speed passenger service on a rail corridor that includes Louisville.
Gov. Beshear joined with Govs. Phil Bredesen of Tennessee and Sonny Perdue of Georgia in supporting a study of the corridor that runs from Chicago to Atlanta, through Louisville and Nashville, Tenn.
“Our goal, ultimately, is to see the national high-speed rail system revised and enhanced to include this corridor,” Gov. Beshear said. “We believe this would correct an omission in the nationwide network – especially in terms of a continuous passenger rail corridor from Chicago to Florida.”