WisARP Spring 2016 Membership Meeting

Wisconsin Association of Railroad Passengers

Spring General Membership Meeting
April 2, 2016
Clarion Hotel – Campus Area, 2703 Craig Road, Eau Claire, WI
Tentative Agenda
9:00 a.m. – Registration and Social Hour, coffee, juice and pastries

10:00 a.m. – Noon, l:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Speakers
John Parkyn, WisARP President
Dan Krom, Director, Passenger Rail Office, MnDOT
Status of passenger rail projects in Minnesota
Arun Rao, Passenger Rail Implementation Manager, WisDOT
Status of passenger rail projects in Wisconsin.
A presentation by All Aboard Minnesota
A presentation by West Central Wisconsin Rail Coalition

Noon Lunch

3:00 p.m. Adjournment

Register today! Register online at http://www.planetreg.com/E22815312428800

Or Mail the coupon below to: Mark Weitenbeck
3385 S. 119th St.
West Allis, WI 53227-3943

Fee $15 ($20 after March 25th) Students $5

Make checks payable to WisARP. For questions, 414-541-1112 or weitenbeck@sbcglobal.net

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Will you be staying over in Eau Claire on Friday night? _____ Saturday night? ____
If “yes” to staying over in Eau Claire either night, would you be interested in having dinner with other WisARP members? _____

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New study shows support for better Amtrak rail services among Millenials

A new study by the Public Policy Forum asking Millennials in Metropolitan Milwaukee their views on a number of topics shows broad support for more frequent and faster Amtrak service on the Hiawatha Corridor.
The study, released Dec. 11, 2015, revealed that 59 percent of respondents support improvements to the Hiawatha service, with only 12% not supporting improvements.  Among the subset of residents of the City of Milwaukee, support was even stronger for Hiawatha (62% supported improvements) than non-City residents (54% supported).
Millenials (defined as between the ages of 18 and 34) also supported improvements to major highway capacity (72% supported).  To a lesser degree, respondents supported better bike lanes, trails and facilities (52% supported), a downtown Milwaukee streetcar (47% supported), and a faster, more extensive regional bus service (46% supported).
The full study can be downloaded at: