Dear friends of Regional Rail:

The next meeting of the Regional Rail Working Group will be:

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 6-8pm


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

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.

Please be prompt since Ian must leave by 7pm to attend another meeting.

Time permitting other RRWG initiatives will be discussed.

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. For more info checkout


The next combined meeting of Auto-Free New York/vision42 Working Group
will be:

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 6-8pm


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

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.

Progress reports on the vision42 plan for an auto-free light rail
boulevard on 42nd Street and NYCDOT's planning study for a trolley
linking Red Hook with Downtown Brooklyn will also be made. Time
permitting, other Auto-Free New York initiatives, including transit and
motor vehicular pricing strategies will also be reviewed.

Auto-Free New York has been meeting on a monthly basis for over two
decades to discuss ways to reduce the overload of motor vehicular use
especially in the crowded core of our city. For more info checkout

The vision42 working group also meets monthly to discuss efforts to
advance a plan for a modern light rail line in an auto-free 42nd Street,
river-to-river, linking the ferry docks with entertainment and office
centers and terminals on NYC's most famous crosstown street. For more
info checkout

Plan to attend one or both meetings. All are welcome. No need to RSVP.

All three organizations operate under auspices of the Institute for
Rational Urban Mobility, Inc., a NYC-based not for profit corporation.

George Haikalis
President, Institute for Rational Urban Mobility, Inc.
One Washington Square Village, Suite 5D
New York, NY 10012 212-475-3394