You are Invited
Monday, September 20, 2010,
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Salem Convention Center, Salem, Oregon
"Rail Now!" will explore improving passenger travel, and freight rail, between Eugene and Portland within five years.
"Rail Now!" will continue the Oregon and national conversation about investing in America's passenger rail. The federal government is investing billions in passenger rail development for the first time in American history, moving us toward quality transportation and connectivity which much of the world's population has enjoyed for many years.
"Rail Now!" will provide high quality information and education on this very important issue.
"Rail Now!" brings together a variety of experts to talk about what is needed to improve and increase the number of passenger trains serving the Willamette Valley now, on existing tracks. Oregon must join the progress!
"Rail Now!" will explore the economic and environmental benefits of investing in both passenger and freight rail. We will look at what is happening in other parts of the country, understand how Oregon can pursue a conventional 21st Century Rail Transportation System and create jobs now and in the future.
Our Goal: September will resonate with "Rail Now!" conversations and rail ideas, encouraging new thinking with practical achievable solutions to implement immediately in 2011 !!.
Discover Salem: Come early, enjoy the weekend in Salem. Special events are planned at Willamette University and other sites.
$25.00 includes Continental Breakfast, Coffee Time, and Gala Lunch