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Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, June 29, 2011
6-8PM



Brief (5-10 minute) progress reports on several RRWG initiatives will be presented:


The location of the next meeting :

Hoboken Parking Utility Conference Room, Ground Floor
City Hall, 98 Washington Street, Hoboken New Jersey
Two blocks west of the Hoboken Terminal PATH Station



The Regional Rail Working Group is an informal collaboration of transit advocacy organizations that meet monthly to advance plans for transforming the commuter rail lines that serve the NY-NJ-CT metropolitan area into a truly regional rail system, with frequent service, integrated fares and through operation.



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Click for George Haikalis' June 2011 email


The next Auto-Free New York meeting may be of interest to regional rail advocates:

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 6-8pm

"Threading Light Rail Through East Midtown."
John West Urban Designer


Location for meeting:

Van Alen Institute,

30 W. 22nd St, 6th Floor
Midtown Manhattan

(joint meeting with vision42 working group)
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Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
6-8PM



The discussion will continue on near term measures to increase capacity and
efficiency of the three commuter rail lines and Amtrak that serve the
NY-NJ-CT by remaking them into a regional rail system -- with frequent
service, integrated fares and through running at Penn Station.


The location of the next meeting :

Hoboken Parking Utility Conference Room, Ground Floor
City Hall, 98 Washington Street, Hoboken New Jersey
Two blocks west of the Hoboken Terminal PATH Station



The purpose of the working group is to develop and advance plans for converting the region's commuter rail lines into a regional rail system with fast, frequent service and affordable, integrated fares.



READ MORE

Click for George Haikalis' May 2011 email


The next Auto-Free New York meeting may be of interest to regional rail advocates:

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 6-8pm

"Stop Signs: Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and
Ecological Decay"
Yves Engler and Bianca Mugyenyi will discuss their forthcoming book.


Location for meetings:

Transportation Alternative offices
127 West 26th Street 10 Floor
Midtown Manhattan

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Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group
- Rockaway Subcommittee -


The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, April 6, 2011
7:00-9PM


     The location of the meeting:
Starbucks Coffee Shop
57-41 Cross Bay Blvd. - Second Floor
Howard Beach, Queens New York


*Please Note: Starbucks has agreed to let our group exclusively utilize the second floor of Starbucks for our meeting for Rental under the following conditions. Everyone attending the meeting must purchase at least one drink item or one food item from Starbucks.


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Agenda for the meeting
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Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
6-8PM



The discussion will focus on near term measures to increase capacity and
efficiency of the three commuter rail lines and Amtrak that serve the
NY-NJ-CT by remaking them into a regional rail system -- with frequent
service, integrated fares and through running at Penn Station.


The location of the next meeting :

Hoboken Parking Utility Conference Room, Ground Floor
City Hall, 98 Washington Street, Hoboken New Jersey
Two blocks west of the Hoboken Terminal PATH Station



The purpose of the working group is to develop and advance plans for converting the region's commuter rail lines into a regional rail system with fast, frequent service and affordable, integrated fares.



READ MORE

Click for George Haikalis' April 2011 email


The next 2 Auto-Free New York meetings may be of interest to regional rail advocates:

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 6-8pm

"PlaNYC 2.0 -- Does the updated version of NYC's Sustainability Plan lead to a reduction in car use in NYC?"

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 6-8pm

"Stop Signs: Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and
Ecological Decay"
Yves Engler and Bianca Mugyenyi will discuss their forthcoming book.


Location for meetings:

Transportation Alternative offices
127 West 26th Street 10 Floor
Midtown Manhattan

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Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
6-8PM



The discussion will focus on the options for new Hudson River passenger rail tunnels, including Amtrak's recently announced "Gateway" plan, the Moynihan/Penn Station First plan, the Hoboken Alternative and Mayor Bloomberg's plan to extend NYC's #7 subway to Secaucus.

The location of the next meeting :

Hoboken Parking Utility Conference Room, Ground Floor
City Hall, 98 Washington Street, Hoboken New Jersey
Two blocks west of the Hoboken Terminal PATH Station



The purpose of the working group is to develop and advance plans for converting the region's commuter rail lines into a regional rail system with fast, frequent service and affordable, integrated fares.



READ MORE

Click for George Haikalis' March 2011 email


The next Auto-Free New York meeting may be of interest to regional rail advocates:

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 6-8pm

"Rail Access to the Region's Airports: where we've been and where we're heading"
Anthony Callendar , Transportation Planner
Former Senior Staff Analyst, Aviation Department, Port Authority of NY and NJ

Location for meeting:

Transportation Alternative offices
127 West 26th Street 10 Floor
Midtown Manhattan

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Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
6-8PM



The discussion will focus on the options for new Hudson River passenger rail tunnels, including Amtrak's recently announced "Gateway" plan, the Moynihan/Penn Station First plan, the Hoboken Alternative and Mayor Bloomberg's plan to extend NYC's #7 subway to Secaucus.

The location of the next meeting :

Hoboken Parking Utility Conference Room, Ground Floor
City Hall, 98 Washington Street, Hoboken New Jersey
Two blocks west of the Hoboken Terminal PATH Station



The purpose of the working group is to develop and advance plans for converting the region's commuter rail lines into a regional rail system with fast, frequent service and affordable, integrated fares.



READ MORE

Click for George Haikalis' February 2011 email


The next two Auto-Free New York meetings may be of interest to regional rail advocates:

Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 6-8pm

"Light rail potential for NYC"
Paul Gawkowski, Transportation Planner
Former Director of Short Term Bus Service Planning, NYC Transit

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 6-8pm
"Rail Access to the Region's Airports: where we've been and where we're heading"
Anthony Callendar, Transportation Planner
Former Senior Staff Analyst, Aviation Department, Port Authority of NY and NJ

Location for meeting:

Transportation Alternative offices
127 West 26th Street 10 Floor
Midtown Manhattan

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Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
6-8PM



Special Guest:
Ian Sacs , P.E., Director, Transportation and Parking, City of Hoboken

The discussion will focus on the Hoboken Alternative for routing the new
passenger rail tunnels between NJ and NY.


The location of the next meeting :

Hoboken Parking Utility Conference Room, Ground Floor
City Hall, 98 Washington Street, Hoboken New Jersey
Two blocks west of the Hoboken Terminal PATH Station



The purpose of the working group is to develop and advance plans for converting the region's commuter rail lines into a regional rail system with fast, frequent service and affordable, integrated fares.



READ MORE

Click for George Haikalis' January 2011 email


Next Meeting of Auto-Free New York and vision42 Working Group

Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 6-8pm

Location for meeting:

Transportation Alternative offices
127 West 26th Street 10 Floor
Midtown Manhattan

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Program for the December 15, 2010 meeting:

Special Guest:
Stephen A. Gazillo, AICP, Director of Transportation Planning, URS Corp.
will present an overview of planning efforts for new light rail/streetcar
lines for Stamford and New Haven, CT and extensions to the existing line
in Charlotte, NC. READ MORE



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Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, December 15, 2010
6-8PM



Discussion
The Regional Rail Working Group will discuss four Hudson River rail tunnel proposals:

1. ARC rail passenger tunnel via Hoboken-Penn Station-Grand Central
2. Amtrak high speed rail tunnel proposal
3. Extension of #7 subway to Secaucus, by way of Hoboken
4. Rail freight tunnel and carfloat options



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Hoboken Parking Utility Conference Room, Ground Floor
City Hall, 98 Washington Street, Hoboken New Jersey
Two blocks west of the Hoboken Terminal PATH Station



The purpose of the working group is to develop and advance plans for converting the region's commuter rail lines into a regional rail system with fast, frequent service and affordable, integrated fares.



READ MORE

Click for George Haikalis' December 2010 email


Next Meeting of Auto-Free New York

Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 6-8pm

Location for meeting:

Transportation Alternative offices
127 West 26th Street 10 Floor
Midtown Manhattan

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Program for the December 15, 2010 meeting:

Light Rail Around the World - Why not in NYC?

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Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group
- Rockaway Subcommittee -


The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
7:00-9PM


     The location of the meeting:
Starbucks Coffee Shop
57-41 Cross Bay Blvd. - Second Floor
Howard Beach, Queens New York


*Please Note: Starbucks has agreed to let our group exclusively utilize the second floor of Starbucks for our meeting for Rental under the following conditions. Everyone attending the meeting must purchase at least one drink item or one food item from Starbucks.


READ MORE

Travel directions to meeting
Agenda for the meeting
Click for Perrera - Silverman email notice


New CLICK HERE for meeting video coverage at our new Meeting Page
Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, May 19, 2010
6-8PM



Discussion
Developing comments, due by May 28, 2010, on phase 1 of the Moynihan Station project.


     The location of the next meeting:
NYPD Downtown Center, Conference Room
104 Washington Street (just north of Rector Street)
Lower Manhattan.



The purpose of the working group is to develop and advance plans for converting the region's commuter rail lines into a regional rail system with fast, frequent service and affordable, integrated fares.



READ MORE

Click for George Haikalis' May 2010 email


Next Two Meetings of Auto-Free New York

Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 6-8pm and June 22, 1010, 6-8pm
Location for both meetings:
Conference Room, NYPD Downtown Center
104 Washington Street, just north of Rector Street
Lower Manhattan
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Program for the May 25, 2010 meeting:

The History of Streetcars in Greenwich Village

Program for the June 22, 2010 meeting

Goodbye Gowanus:
Plan to demolish and replace the elevated highway with a surface roadway and modern rail transit.

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Carl Perrera email




Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, March 24, 2010
6-8PM



Discussion
to have NJ Transit drop its dead end deep cavern terminal station 175 feet below 34th Street and to advance ARC Penn Station First -- a plan for connecting the new Hudson River passenger rail tunnels directly into existing tracks and platforms at Moynihan/Penn Station.


     The location of the next meeting:
NYPD Downtown Center, Conference Room
104 Washington Street (just north of Rector Street)
Lower Manhattan.



The purpose of the working group is to develop and advance plans for converting the region's commuter rail lines into a regional rail system with fast, frequent service and affordable, integrated fares.



READ MORE

Click for George Haikalis' March 2010 email


next Auto-Free New York meeting
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 6-8pm
Guest speaker will be the newly elected,
Councilmember Margaret Chin,
who will discuss transportation issues affecting Lower Manhattan.


Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, February 24, 2010
6-8PM



Discussion
ARC Penn Station First -- a plan for connecting the new Hudson River
passenger rail tunnels directly into existing tracks and platforms at
Moynihan/Penn Station. The current NJ Transit plan to connect the new
tunnels into a deep cavern dead end terminal station 175 feet below 34th
Street is seriously flawed, and should be modified.


     The location of the next meeting:
NYPD Downtown Center, Conference Room
104 Washington Street (just north of Rector Street)
Lower Manhattan.



The purpose of the working group is to develop and advance plans for converting the region's commuter rail lines into a regional rail system with fast, frequent service and affordable, integrated fares.



READ MORE

Click for George Haikalis' February 2010 email


next Auto-Free New York meeting
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 6-8pm
An informal discussion led by Transportation Planner George Haikalis; Light Rail Through the Lincoln Tunnel - a big win for both states: better transit service in NJ and reduced car chaos in West Midtown.


Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, January 27, 2010
6-8PM



Retired public transit operations specialist, Robert Kozma, will lead an informal discussion:
  • Next steps to halt NJ Transit's deep cavern dead end terminal station
    175 feet below 34th Street
  • Advance ARC Penn Station First


     The location of the next meeting:
NYPD Downtown Center, Conference Room
104 Washington Street (just north of Rector Street)
Lower Manhattan.



The purpose of the working group is to develop and advance plans for converting the region's commuter rail lines into a regional rail system with fast, frequent service and affordable, integrated fares.



READ MORE

Click for George Haikalis' January 2010 email


next Auto-Free New York meeting
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 6-8pm
The subject will be: Reducing roadway congestion to JFK Airport: A one-seat rail service on the disused LIRR Rockaway Cut-Off in Central Queens


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