Get on Board: The Future of Passenger Rail in Western Wisconsin | Wis.Community

Have you heard about the new privately-operated trains that have begun operation in south Florida? Read more about their potential impact on the future of train travel here: 

At the West Central Wisconsin Rail Coalition, as part of our efforts to establish passenger rail service to our region, we're looking at how innovations like those being applied by Brightline might be implemented here -- such as an improved customer experience, frequency of departures, taking advantage of real estate development around stations, and the potential for private operations.We'll explore these and other key issues -- like public-private-partnerships -- at our half-day conference coming up in less that two weeks:

Get on Board: The Future of Passenger Rail in Western WisconsinThursday, April 26, 8:00 a.m. to NoonThe Metro, Registration fee $10, includes light breakfast (7:30 a.m.)

Join local business leaders, public officials, and community members to learn how transportation trends and innovations impact the vision of bringing a passenger rail to west central Wisconsin. Speakers include Rick Harnish, Midwest High Speed Rail Association, Craig Thompson, Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin, Jim Coston, Corridor Capital, and Bill Draves, LERN. The Conference event planning committee is comprised of a Leadership Eau Claire team including Dr. Enoch Antwi, Chippewa Valley Technical College; Dennis Beale, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire; Kate Haas, The Plus; Carol Johnson, Marshfield Clinic Health Systems; Justin Koppa. Bauman Associates, Ltd.; Mike Minner, Hope Gospel Mission Building Hope; Leah Ness, City of Eau Claire; Brandon O'Connell, Market & Johnson, Inc.; and Tom Seaholm, Winona National Bank. If you have't done so already, , bring a friend, and let others know about this unique opportunity. Feel free to forward this e-mail to someone you think should attend.

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April 26, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
The Metro
201 E. Lake St. Eau Claire, WI 54701