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Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains News Release ************************* The Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains is hosting an “Algoma Rail Summit: Getting Transportation on Track” on July 16th , 2009.



Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains
News Release

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The Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains is hosting an “Algoma Rail Summit: Getting Transportation on Track” on July 16th , 2009. We would like to see a variety of representation at this summit in order to get adequate feedback as to the needs of the communities in this part of Northern Ontario in regard to passenger rail service. It would be great to see some CAPT Supporters at this event!

The Algoma Rail Summit will begin with a train ride from Sault Ste. Marie to Searchmont. The train ride is optional and is at the cost of the participant. The cost of the train is $19.00. The train stops at approximately 10:40 am at the Searchmont Resort where the summit will take place. The Summit will begin at 11 am for those of you who wish to drive to Searchmont. The agenda for the day is as follows:

11:00 am – Opening Remarks
11:05 am – History of Rail Policy in Canada
11:25 am – Current Situation of Rail in Canada (question and answer period)
12:20 pm – Lunch
1:20 pm – Future of Rail in Canada (question and answer period)
2:20 pm – Roundtable
3:30 pm – Closing Remarks
4:00 pm – Return Chartered Bus Ride to Sault Ste. Marie

The keynote speaker for the History of Rail Policy in Canada is Harry Gow, founder of Transport 2000 a not-for-profit national organization.

Please view their website at: http://www.transport2000.ca/. The keynote speaker for the Current Situation of Rail in Canada will be the Honourable Dean Del Mastro who is chair of the Federal All-Party Rail Caucus.

Lunch will likely be at the expense of the participant; however, the final details are still being worked out. More information in regard to this will follow.

This event is limited in seating, so please RSVP by calling Lori at 705-949-2301 ext. 4356 or emailing lori.middaugh@algomau.ca

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