July 10, 2000
Reform Council (the Council), will hold a two-day, two-city
program on intercity rail passenger service on Monday,
July 17th and Tuesday, July 18th.
July 17th, the Council will hold a public
business meeting in Room 2230 of the Department of Transportation
Headquarters (Nassif Building) at 400 Seventh Street,
Washington, D.C. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m.
and should adjourn by 5:00 p.m. The focus of the meeting
will be hearing from Amtrak regarding its marketing
strategy and its relation to the Corporation’s strategic
business plan as well as its new service guarantee.
(During the question/answer period following Amtrak’s
presentation, some of the discussion may be closed to
the public if issues involving proprietary information
are raised.) In addition, the Council will receive presentations
on developments in financing rail passenger equipment
and from the Council staff on its progress in implementing
the Council’s work plan for FY2000.
July 18th, the Council will hold an Outreach
Hearing in Burlington, VT from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
at the Best Western Windjammer, 1076 Williston Road,
Burlington, VT 05403. At the Outreach Hearing, the New
England states will present their views on current and
planned intercity rail passenger services in New England
outside of services on the Northeast Corridor. The
Council will be hearing from State transportation officials,
rail corridor officials, and Amtrak executives.
is looking forward to hearing all of the presentations
during this two day meeting on a variety of subjects
involving rail passenger service,” said Gilbert E. Carmichael,
Chairman. “The presentation from Amtrak on its marketing
strategy holds special appeal in light of recent announcements
concerning Amtrak’s service guarantee and expanded services
Reform Council is an independent Federal oversight commission
established under the provisions of the Amtrak Reform
and Accountability Act of 1997 (P.L.105-134) to recommend
improvements in Amtrak’s operations and to monitor its
for both days will be available after Tuesday, July
11th on our website at www.amtrakreformcouncil.gov
or by contacting the ARC office at (202) 366-0591.