Dear friends of Regional Rail:

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

Wednesday, February 23, 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

Once again the discussion will focus on 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.

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

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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
Anthony Callendar, Transportation Planner
Former Senior Staff Analyst, Aviation Department, Port Authority of NY
and NJ


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

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

Plan to attend. No need to RSVP.

Both RRWG and AFNY operate under the auspices of the Institute for
Rational Urban Mobility, Inc. (IRUM), a NYC-based not for profit

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