Business Alliance forms in Northeast to Promote Intercity Rail, Mobility

Thumbnail image for 159038446_20141a6693_b.jpg CEO Council for Growth of Select Greater Philadelphia, the Rhode Island Economic Policy Council, the Connecticut Technology Council, the Newark Regional Business Partnership and many other groups have established the Business Alliance for Northeast Mobility to develop and advance a long-term vision for mobility in the Northeast Corridor. The Alliance is working to secure multi-year funding authorization and appropriations for Amtrak in Congress to bring the NE Corridor to a state of good repair and build support for major transportation policy issues and funding issues of interest to the Northeast megaregion.

The Alliance has hosted four regional meetings since October to engage business organizations and individuals in the Alliance's goals and advocacy. The meetings were hosted by Select Greater Philadelphia in Philadelphia on October 12, the Connecticut Technology Council in New Haven on October 29, DMJM Harris in New York City on November 12, and the Boston Foundation on November 15.

In the coming months the Alliance is focusing its efforts on shaping Amtrak legislation in the House that will serve as the companion bill to the recently passed Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act in the Senate. 

Business Alliance Rail Policy Goals 101607.DOC

To join the Business Alliance's email list, email Petra@rpa.org

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