Over 100 attendees participated in NFA’s 2012 Symposium — The Business Case for Passenger Rail — at Kansas City’s Union Station last week. We were honored to have such broad representation from business, government, advocacy, labor, and other rail professionals.
Speakers and panelists also represented a broad spectrum of the community, from innkeepers in the Flint Hills looking to boost tourism to engineering professionals looking for sane and economical travel options.
We’ll be sharing more in the coming days, including speaker presentations, pictures, and video.
In the interim, please check out this blog post about the Symposium from Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood: click here
Symposium Agenda click here
NARP Symposium Handout click here
Symposium PowerPoint (Large 38.3 mb) click here
Symposium PowerPoint in movie format (Smaller 6.3 mb) click here
Speaker Profiles click here
The video recordings of the speakers are listed below:
Welcome by Councilman Scott Wagner click here
Pat & Kris Larkin click here
Chris Larson, President & CEO Larson Binkley, Inc. click here
Joe Szabo, Administrator, Federal Railroad Administration click here
Derrick James, Amtrak click here
Dennis Slimmer, KDOT click here
Ross Capon, President & CEO, Natl Association of Railroad Passengers click here
Pete Meitzner, Councilman, Wichita, Kansas click here
Homer Nicholson, Mayor, Ponca City, Oklahoma click here
Rick Harnish, Executive Dir Midwest High Speed Rail Association click here
Stu Nicholson, Engage Public Affairs click here
Due to technical difficulties, the rest of the speakers were not recorded.