Passenger rail forum open to the public

TOLEDO – The general public is invited to attend a program and luncheon to learn about what’s new in
passenger rail in the Midwest.
The annual Passenger Rail Forum is Nov. 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Toledo Club.
The program is organized by the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG) Public Transit
& Passenger Rail Committee and the Northwest Ohio Passenger Rail Association (NOPRA).
Registration is required.
The keynote speaker for this year’s event is David King, general manager of Triangle Transit in the
Durham/Raleigh/Chapel Hill region of North Carolina. King is a former leader of the North Carolina
Department of Transportation rail division where he was instrumental in extending passenger rail in the
state. He is a past chair of Reconnecting America, an organization working to redefine national policies
on intercity travel for a convenient, secure, financially viable, and sustainable network.
The program will also include a panel discussion with regional transportation professionals.
To register, log on to PassengerRailForum2014.eventbrite.com. Tickets are $30 for NOPRA members, $35 for
non-members, and $20 for students.
For more information, contact Diane Reamer-Evans at TMACOG at 419-241-9155 ext. 117.