Monday, July 05, 2010

The future of passenger rail

Linda Norris Auditorium 339 Central Ave, Albany
Wednesday July 7 2:00 PM

The Times Union and WAMC/Northeast Public Radio will present a forum on Wednesday, July 7, to further explore the future of rail passenger industry and its potential impact on the Capital Region.

The panel discussion, open to the public, will be hosted by WAMC's Alan Chartock, political scientist and president and chief executive officer of WAMC/Northeast Public Radio. Moderating the panel will be Eric Anderson, Times Union business editor who has written extensively on the topic of rail transportation.

The panel will pull together representatives from the industry and present the historical perspective. Also, Bruce Becker, president of the Empire State Passengers Association, will participate.

Organizations dedicated to the history and expansion of railroads will be invited and members of the public are welcome to attend and to bring photos and related rail memorabilia to display after the formal panel discussion.

The program will be recorded for future broadcast on WAMC.

This event is free to the public but seating is limited and the audience must arrive by 1:45 p.m. To reserve a seat, call The Linda box office at 465-5233, ext. 4.

FREE Call 518-465-5233 ext. 4 for tickets.

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