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December 2009 > January 2008

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Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, January 27, 2010
6-8PM


STOP please note Please note: There will NOT be a meeting this Wednesday, December 16, 2009, as originally planned. Read The Notice Here



     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' December 2009 email


Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Tuesday, November 24, 2009
6-8PM


please note finger point Please note the juggling of dates because of the upcomming holidays. Read The Notice Here

Special guest speaker, David Peter Alan, Chair, Lackawanna Coalition.
The Topic Will Be:
  • The new Hudson River Passenger Rail Tunnels: Why Governor-elect Christie should drop the deep cavern station under 34th St. and call for an interconnected link to Moynihan/Penn Station


     The location of the 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' November 2009 email


Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, October 28, 2009
6-8PM



Discussion on the following issues:
  • Advocacy effort to halt NJ Transit's deep cavern dead end terminal station 175 feet below 34th Street and advance ARC Penn Station First
  • Rockaway Cut-off - one-seat ride Midtown Manhattan-Aqueduct Racino-JFK Airport and Rockaway Peninsula
  • regional rail equipment compatibility issues




     The location for the event:
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' October 2009 email


next Auto-Free New York meeting
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 6-8pm
Don't Miss: Tom Angotti, Professor of Urban Studies and Planning, Hunter College - Putting "planning" in the NYC Planning Commission.


Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, September 23, 2009
6-8PM



Discussion will focus on the following issues:
  • Next steps to halt NJ Transit's deep cavern dead end terminal station
    175 feet below 34th Street and advance ARC Penn Station First
  • Report by IRUM's intern Jack Massey on assembling a regionwide data base on Regional Rail equipment, plant and operations
  • Comments on drafts of MTA Capital Program 2010-2014 and MTA Twenty
    Year Capital Needs Assessment 2010-2029




     The location for the event:
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' September 2009 email


next Auto-Free New York meeting
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 6-8pm
Don't Miss: John Rozankowski, Ph.D - Subway Rider Advocate
READ MORE


Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, August 26, 2009
6-8PM



Discussion will focus on the following issues:
  • Review of drafts of MTA Capital Program 2010-2014
  • MTA Twenty Year Capital Needs Assessment 2010-2029
  • Outline of continuing efforts to halt NJ Transit's deep cavern dead end terminal station
  • Report by IRUM's intern Jack Massey on assembling a regionwide data base on Regional Rail equipment, plant and operations




     The location for the event:
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' August 2009 email


Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, July 29, 2009
6-8PM



Discussion will focus on the following issue:
  • 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 for the event:
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' July 2009 email


Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, June 24, 2009
6-8PM



Discussion will focus on the following issue:
  • 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.


Also Note that at the Same Location
please note finger point Feature Presentation

Advancing Rail Freight for a Uniquely Truck-Dependent City
from Auto-Free New York

     This special event will be held on

Tuesday, June 23, 2009
5:45-8PM


Speakers will be:
Benjamin Miller, Senior Fellow, CUNY Institute for UrbanSystems
John McHugh, Counsel, East of Hudson Rail Freight Task



     The location for BOTH events:
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' June 2009 email


Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, May 26, 2009
6-8PM


Discussion will focus on the following issue:
  • our efforts 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 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 2009 email


Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, April 29, 2009
6-8PM


please note finger point Please note this is a week later than the usual 4th Wednesday of the month.

Discussion will focus on the following issue:
  • our efforts 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 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' April 2009 email


Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, February 25, 2009
6-8PM


Discussion will focus on the following issue:
  • detailing an advocacy plan to gain additional support for opposing NJ Transit's "go it alone" plan to construct an isolated 'deep cavern" terminal station some 175 feet under 34th Street ...
  • The deep cavern plan represents a colossal failure of interstate cooperation. With the region's economy approaching near collapse it makes little sense to spend an extra $3billion to make it harder to travel by public transit within the region.


     The location of the 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 2009 email


Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, January 28, 2009
6-8PM


Discussion will focus on the following issue:
  • detailing an advocacy plan to gain additional support for opposing NJ Transit's "go it alone" plan to construct an isolated 'deep cavern" terminal station some 175 feet under 34th Street ...


     The location of the 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 2009 email


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Happy Holidays 2008
Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, December 17, 2008
6-8PM


Discussion will focus on the following issue:
  • Options for Connecting Penn Station and Grand Central Terminal


     The location of the 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' December 2008 email


Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Holiday Rescheduling

Tuesday, November 25, 2008
6-8PM


And


Tuesday, December 16, 2008
6-8PM




     The location of the 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' November 2008 email


Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, October 22, 2008
6-8PM


Discussion will focus on the following issue:
  • Mechanism to achieve cooperative interstate planning for Regional Rail and Intercity Rail


     The location of the 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' October 2008 email


Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, September 24, 2008
6-8PM


Discussion will focus on two key issues:
  • Governor Paterson's new Penn Station Initiative
  • Regional Rail Equipment Compatibility issues, including
    common regional designs for electric rail cars, dual-mode locomotives and
    station platform height.


     The location of the 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' September 2008 email


Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, August 27, 2008
6-8PM


Discussion will focus on two key issues:
-- "Regional Rail and the Megaprojects"
-- continued discussion on a tutorial on regional rail equipment compatibility issues, including common regional designs for electric rail cars, dual-mode locomotives and station platform height.


     The location of the 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' August 2008 email


Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, July 23, 2008
6-8PM


Discussion Continues:
regional rail equipment compatibility issues, including common regional designs for electric rail cars, dual-mode locomotives and station platform height (note: several special guests have been invited).


     The location of the 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' July 2008 email


Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, June 25, 2008
6-8PM


Discussed:
regional rail equipment compatibility issues, including common regional designs for electric rail cars, dual-mode locomotives and station platform height (note: several special guests have been invited).


     The location of the 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' June 2008 email


Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, May 28, 2008
6-8PM


Featuring a Presentation by Joe Clift

     The location of the 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 2008 email


Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, March 26, 2008
6-8PM




     The location of the 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 2008 email


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Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, January 23, 2008
6-8PM




     The location of the 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 2008 email



December > January 2007


Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, December 19, 2007
6-8PM




     The location of the 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' December 2007 email


Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, November 28, 2007
6-8PM




     The location of the meeting **Please Note the Change of Usual Location:
Municipal Art Society, Conference Room
457 Madison Avenue (at 51st Street)
Midtown Manhattan.

Update Update Email December 8, 2007


MAS has cordially invited the RRWG to meet at their offices in Midtown to discuss ideas on rebuilding the Moynihan/Penn Station complex.  MAS planners involved in this project will make a presentation, followed by discussion.


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' November 2007 email


Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, November 28, 2007
6-8PM




     The location of the meeting **Please Note the Change of Usual Location:
Municipal Art Society, Conference Room
457 Madison Avenue (at 51st Street)
Midtown Manhattan.

MAS has cordially invited the RRWG to meet at their offices in Midtown to discuss ideas on rebuilding the Moynihan/Penn Station complex.  MAS planners involved in this project will make a presentation, followed by discussion.


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' November 2007 email




Happy Thanksgiving

Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, October 17, 2007
6-8PM




     The location of the 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' October 2007 email


Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, September 19, 2007
6-8PM




     The location of the 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' September 2007 email


Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, August 15, 2007
6-8PM


Presentation by Joe Clift on
his analysis of the ability of Regional Rail lines serving the Bronx and Queens to divert peak hour passengers from overcrowded subway lines.


     The location of the 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' August 2007 email


Special Event

Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, May 16, 2007
6-8PM




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

Agenda Items:
A key topic for discussion will be consideration of a proposal to abandon the LIRR West Side Yard and to avoid construction of a new midday car storage yard at Sunnyside as part of the LIRR East Side Access Project. The benefits and costs of maximizing the value to MTA by selling these two parcels as raw real estate as opposed to selling air rights over active rail yards will be outlined.



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 2007 email


Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, April 18, 2007
6-8PM




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

Agenda Items:
A key topic for discussion will be consideration of a proposal from transit advocates to connect Penn Station to Metro-North's Lower Level tracks at Grand Central Terminal by extending NJ Transit proposed Deep Cavern terminal under 34th Street and Macy's. An outline of the key advantages and disadvantages of this plan compared with the original Access to the Region's Core (ARC) Alternative G will be discussed.



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 2007 email


Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, March 21, 2007
6-8PM




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

Agenda Items:

The key discussion item will be the Regional Rail component of the Price Matters study.

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 2007 email


IMPORTANT
Meeting

Community Boards 6 & 9, Queens


     Meeting will be held on

Wednesday, January 10, 2007,
7:45 PM




     The location of the meeting:
80-02 Kew Gardens Road, 2nd Floor
(at Queens Blvd and Union Tpke.)
Directly across the street from Union Tpke. Subway Stop (E-F lines)

Agenda Item 5:

GREENWAY PROJECT TO CONVERT ROCKAWAY BEACH LINE RAILROAD TRACK TO A BICYCLE PATH.


READ MORE

Click for CB6 Official Meeting Notice

UPDATE - - - SEE THE MEETING VIDEO HERE AT RBL.ORG
GREENWAY MEETING AT CB6


SoLong
Artcive Train
Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, December 13, 2006,
6-8PM




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

Agenda Items:

The key agenda item for the December 13 meeting will be to refine an Action Plan for frequent service, integrated fares and thru-running at Penn 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 2006 email


Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, November 15, 2006,
6-8PM




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

Agenda Items:

The key agenda item for the November 16 meeting will be to outline an Action Plan for the new Governor.

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.

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READ MORE

Click for George Haikalis' November 2006 email


Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, October 18, 2006,
6-8PM




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

Agenda Items:

  • Penn Station-Grand Central connection
  • Upper Level Loop Alternative for LIRR East Side Access
  • Rockaway Cut-off - one-seat ride Midtown Manhattan-JFK Airport
  • Lower Manhattan Access


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.

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READ MORE

Click for George Haikalis' October 2006 email


Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, August 16, 2006,
6-8PM




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

This will be our last meeting before the exhibit and program on Regional Rail to be held at the Municipal Art Society's Urban Center, September 7, 2006 through November 8, 2006. The Municipal Art Society is well respected civic organization that is concerned with improving the civic realm in New York City. It led the battle to save Grand Central Terminal and is championing efforts to rebuild Penn 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.

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READ MORE

Click for George Haikalis' August 2006 email


Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, July 19, 2006,
6-8PM




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

Key item on the agenda will be a discussion of plans for an exhibit and program on Regional Rail to be held at the Municipal Art Society's Urban Center, September 7, 2006 through November 8, 2006.



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' July 2006 email


Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, April 19, 2006,
6-8PM




     The location of the 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.


Don't miss the presentation by special guest
Hank de Cillia
Executive Director, Five Town Rural Transit, Inc.
Presentation: East End Shuttle Development Proposal
For more info see: eastendshuttle.org .

     Please note - Save the dates for future meetings
May 17, 2006
and June 21, 2006


If you cannot make the next meeting please send us your comments!




READ MORE

Click for George Haikalis' April 2006 email


Special Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


Instead of our regular monthly meeting in May we are asking that all members of the Regional Rail Working Group (RRWG) attend and participate in the following event:

Wednesday, May 17, 2006,
6PM

Public Hearing

Environmental Assessment -- Proposed 50th Street Facility
LIRR East Side Access Project




     The location of the meeting:
MTA Headquarters
347 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor Conference Room
New York, NY

Doors will open at 5pm. Those wishing to speak must register by 7pm.



READ MORE

Click for George Haikalis' May 2006 email


Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group
- Rockaway Subcommittee -


The next meeting will be held on
Thursday, January 19, 2006,
7:30PM


Presentation by Christian Bastien, MTA Project Coordinator

     The location of the meeting will be at the
Good Government Regular Democratic Club
(Lew Simon's Office)
112-20 Beach Channel Drive Second Floor
Rockaway Park, New York 11694

*Please Note: there is a $2 suggested donation for the Democratic Club at the door.


READ MORE
Travel directions to meeting
Agenda for the meeting
Click for Carl Perrera's email notice

Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, January 18, 2006,
6-8PM


Presentation by Phil Strong on regional rail equipment options

     The location of the 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.

.

     Please note - Save the dates for future meetings
February 15, 2006
and March 15, 2006


If you cannot make the next meeting please send us your comments!




READ MORE

Click for George Haikalis' January 2006 email newsletter







Happy New Year



Don't Drink and Drive
use mass transit and enjoy the holiday season
Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, December 14, 2005,
6-8PM


Presentation by Herb Landow on Alternative C

     The location of the 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.

.

     Please note - Save the dates for future meetings
January 18, 2006,
February 15, 2006
and March 15, 2006


If you cannot make the next meeting please send us your comments!




READ MORE

Click for George Haikalis' December 2005 email newsletter


Coming in November

VOTE MASS TRANSIT

Long Island in the 21st Century

the issues


  • WHY was transit service growing more rapidly on Long Island in the first half of the 20th Century then today?

  • CAN 5 million people be evacuated from the 4 Long Island counties in an emergency without far greater mass transit capacity?

  • IS IT WISE to ignore the benefits of using rail service to restock the large shopping mall concentrations that have become ubiquitous Long Island features, thereby taking thousands of fossil fuel burning vehicles off our roads?

  • WHEN will government discover we need more north-south service for a rail system almost exclusively oriented to east-west travel; WHY NOT crosstown rail from Ocean to Sound all along the length of the peninsula?

  • HAS Brooklyn and Queens been short changed by being part of New York City?

  • WOULD the population of Western Long Island be better served looking east to build a more robust and homogeneous future society?

Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on

Wednesday, October 19, 2005,
6-8PM



     The location of the 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.

.

     Please note - Save the dates for future meetings
November 16, 2005

If you cannot make the next meeting please send us your comments!




READ MORE

Click for George Haikalis' October 2005 email newsletter


Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group
- Rockaway Subcommittee -


     The next meeting will be held on

Monday, June 27, 2005, 7:30PM

     The location of the meeting will be at
Saint Stanislaus RC Church - Upper Room
89th Street / Rockaway Blvd.
88-10 102nd Avenue
(near Rockaway Blvd., 88th Street and 89th Street)
Ozone Park, New York 11416


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Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on
Wednesday, July 20, 2005,
6-8PM



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

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     Please note - Save the dates for future meetings
(third Wednesday of each month)

If you cannot make the next meeting please send us your comments!




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Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group
- Rockaway Subcommittee -


     The next meeting will be held on

Tuesday, May 31, 2005, 7:30PM

     The location of the meeting will be at
Saint Stanislaus RC Church - Upper Room
88-10 102nd Avenue
(near Rockaway Blvd., 88th Street and 89th Street)
Ozone Park, New York 11416


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UPDATE
Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on
Wednesday, February 16, 2005, 6-8PM

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

     Please note - Save the dates for future meetings (third Wednesday of each month):

If you cannot make the next meeting please send us your comments!

Don't miss the presentation by special guest
Stefan Pryer of LMDC

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Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group
- Rockaway Subcommittee -


     The next meeting will be held on

Monday, March 14, 2005, 7:30PM

     The location of the meeting will be at
Saint Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr School
90-01 101st Avenue
Ozone Park, New York 11417


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Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group
- Rockaway Subcommittee -


     The next meeting will be held on President's Day
Monday, February 21, 2005, 5:30PM
CANCELLED
     The location of the meeting will be at the
Good Government Regular Democratic Club
(Lew Simon's Office)
112-20 Beach Channel Drive Second Floor
Rockaway Park, New York 11694


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Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group
- Rockaway Subcommittee -


     The next meeting will be held on
Thursday, December 2, 2004, 7:30PM

     The location of the meeting will be at the
Good Government Regular Democratic Club
(Lew Simon's Office)
112-20 Beach Channel Drive Second Floor
Rockaway Park, New York 11694

Special Guest Speaker:
Queens Borough President Helen Marshall



READ MORE
UPDATE - Dec. 16.
Read Norman Silverman's Meeting Recap

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Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on
Wednesday, October 20, 2004, 6-8PM

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

     Please note - Save the dates for future meetings (third Wednesday of each month):

If you cannot make the next meeting please send us your comments!

Don't miss the presentation by special guest
Jack Kanarek
Senior Director, Project Development, NJ Transit

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Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group
- Rockaway Subcommittee -


     The next meeting will be held on
Monday, November 8, 2004, 7:30PM

     The location of the meeting will be at the
Good Government Regular Democratic Club
(Lew Simon's Office)
112-20 Beach Channel Drive Second Floor
Rockaway Park, New York 11694


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Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group
- Rockaway Subcommittee -


     The next meeting will be held on
Monday, July 12, 2004, at 6:00PM

     The location of the meeting will be at the Queens Borough Public Library - Richmond Hill Branch 118-14 Hillside Avenue, Richmond Hill, New York

Guest Speakers:

George Haikalis , President of the Institute For Rational Urban Mobility (IRUM), Chairman of the Regional Rail Working Group and Chairman of Auto-Free New York

Phil Strong ., Consultant, passenger rolling stock
(retired from LIRR)


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Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group
- Rockaway Subcommittee -


     The next meeting will be held on
Monday, June 14, 2004, at 6:00PM

     The location of the meeting will be at the Queens Borough Public Library - Richmond Hill Branch 118-14 Hillside Avenue, Richmond Hill, New York

Guest Speakers:

George Haikalis, President of the Institute For Rational Urban Mobility (IRUM), Chairman of the Regional Rail Working Group and Chairman of Auto-Free New York

Phil Strong., Consultant, passenger rolling stock
(retired from LIRR)


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Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 6-8pm .

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

     Please note - Save the dates for future meetings (third Wednesday of each month):

Please note the next meeting
Wednesday, June 16, 2004, 6-8PM

If you cannot make the next meeting please send us your comments!

Don't miss the presentation by
John Kennard,
Director of Planning for Metro-North,

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Click for Paul DiMaria's email newsletter
Review of May 19th Meeting
Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group
- Rockaway Subcommittee -


     The next meeting will be held on Monday, May 3, 2004, at 6:00PM

     The location of the meeting will be at the Queens Borough Public Library - Richmond Hill Branch, Lower Level Meeting Room
      118-14 Hillside Avenue, Richmond Hill, New York

Guest Speakers:

George Haikalis, President of the Institute For Rational Urban Mobility (IRUM),
Chairman of the Regional Rail Working Group and Chairman of Auto-Free New York

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ADDENDA


Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group
- Rockaway Subcommittee -


     The next meeting will be held on Monday, April 12, 2004, at 6:00PM

     The location of the meeting will be at the Queens Borough Public Library - Richmond Hill Branch 118-14 Hillside Avenue, Richmond Hill, New York

Guest Speakers:

George Haikalis, President of the Institute For Rational Urban Mobility (IRUM),
Chairman of the Regional Rail Working Group and Chairman of Auto-Free New York

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ADDENDA

RockawaySubcommitteeMissionStatement

Regional Rail Rock April Revised Meeting Notice
Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group
- Rockaway Subcommittee -


     The next meeting will be held on Monday, March 8, 2004, at 6:00PM

     The location of the meeting will be at the Queens Borough Public Library - Richmond Hill Branch 118-14 Hillside Avenue, Richmond Hill, New York

Guest Speakers:

George Haikalis, President of the Institute For Rational Urban Mobility (IRUM),
Chairman of the Regional Rail Working Group and Chairman of Auto-Free New York

Albert L. Papp Jr., Director, New Jersey Association of Railroad Passengers and Director At Large, National Association of Railroad Passengers headquartered in Washington D.C.

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Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group


     The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 6-8pm .

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

     Please note - Save the dates for future meetings (third Wednesday of each month):
January 21, 2004, February 18, 2004 and March 17, 2004

If you cannot make the next meeting please send us your comments!

Don't miss the presentation by
Councilmember John C. Liu
who chairs the City Council's Transportation Committee

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Grand Opening
The Committee For Better Transit

Proudly announces their NEW Internet site.

READ MORE
Click For Allan Rosen's Email Announcement
Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group
- Rockaway Subcommittee -

Ring In the New Year with the Regional Rail working Group - Rockaway Subcommittee.



     The next meeting will be held on Monday, February 9, 2004, at 6:00PM

     The location of the meeting will be at the Queens Borough Public Library - Richmond Hill Branch 118-14 Hillside Avenue, Richmond Hill, New York

Guest Speakers:

George Haikalis, President of the Institute For Rational Urban Mobility (IRUM),
Chairman of the Regional Rail Working Group and Chairman of Auto-Free New York

Albert L. Papp Jr., Director, New Jersey Association of Railroad Passengers and Director At Large, National Association of Railroad Passengers headquartered in Washington D.C.

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Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group
- Rockaway Subcommittee -

Ring In the New Year with the Regional Rail working Group - Rockaway Subcommittee.



     The next meeting will be held on Monday, January 5, 2004, at 6:00PM .

     The location of the meeting will be at the Queens Borough Public Library - Richmond Hill Branch 118-14 Hillside Avenue, Richmond Hill, New York

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Meeting

Regional Rail Working Group - Rockaway Subcommittee


     The next meeting will be held on Monday, November 24, 2003 at 7:30PM .

     The location of the meeting will be at the Emanuel United Church of Christ located at 93-12 91st Avenue which is at the corner of Woodhaven Blvd. in Woodhaven, Queens New York. .

     Please note the entrance to the church hall is located along 91st Avenue approximately 100 feet east of Woodhaven Blvd. .

     Please do not use any of the other entrances to the church or other adjoining buildings located along Woodhaven Blvd.

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Update

Community Board 6, Queens
Rego Park and Forest Hills.
Meeting
October 22, 2003

Subject: City disposal of Rockaway Beach Line Property.

READ THE PUBLIC NOTICE
Public Land GiveAWay

FINAL

Mayor Bloomberg has sold the Forest Hills Station Land to a local businessman for $244,000.
Does the sale of this property signal the Mayor's intention to sell more, or all of the railroad right of way?

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The Community Board 6 October Meeting


Link

Dear Friends for Better Transit In Queens,

See the link below for an article about the October meeting of the Regional Rail Working Group
Rockaway Subcommittee Meeting.

Carl

http://www.timesnewsweekly.com/NewFiles/INTERGRATED%20MTA%20FARES.html

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