Dear friends of Regional Rail:

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

Wednesday, April 27, 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

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.

Also, the discussion will continue on "affordable" options for new Hudson
River passenger rail tunnels and practical solutions to the Portal Bridge

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 two 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?"
discussion lead by IRUM Board Members Jeff Gold, Jill Greenberg and
George Haikalis

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.


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