People interested in passenger rail travel and rail transit are invited to attend a program and luncheon to learn about recent innovations in the Midwest. The annual Passenger Rail Forum is Monday, October 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Toledo Club, 235 14th St., Toledo, OH. The program is organized by the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG) and the Northwest Ohio Passenger Rail Association (NOPRA).
The keynote speaker for this year’s event is John Schneider with the City of Cincinnati Planning Commission. Mr. Schneider was a driving force behind the establishment of Cincinnati's new 3.6-mile streetcar. He will lay out the argument for a modern streetcar system and address the many challenges encountered throughout the project’s development. The project was challenged twice in ballot initiatives but citizens voted both times to move forward with it. Mr. Schneider will provide insight into what it takes to build a streetcar from both capital and political perspectives. A panel of regional voices will weigh in on the topic and answer audience questions.
Registration is preferred. Log on to https://nopra-fall-rail-forum-2015.eventbrite.com. Tickets are $30 for NOPRA members, $35 for non-members, and $20 for students. Payment will also be accepted at the door, space permitting. For more information, contact NOPRA at email@example.com.
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