Passenger Rail Lobby Day

Submitted by jenita on Tue, 02/24/2009 - 10:17.
03/03/2009 - 08:45
03/03/2009 - 15:30
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margin-left:4.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center">Passenger Rail Lobby Day

March 3, 2009

margin-left:4.5pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center">DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS TOMORROW, FEB 25th!

Presented by the Sierra Club Ohio Chapter

In partnership with the Ohio Environmental Council

It is time to demonstrate to the Ohio General Assembly that Ohioans care about advancing passenger rail development. We will be educating legislators on a diversity of transit initiatives, most importantly the Ohio Hub Project, which will greatly enhance Ohio’s economic and environmental sustainability. The Ohio Hub Project proposes the construction of rail lines connecting Ohio’s urban areas with each other and to national rail networks.  The first phase of this several-phase process would connect Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, and Cleveland.  The second phase would incorporate Toledo into the system.  

6.0pt;margin-left:4.5pt">How can you help?

6.0pt;margin-left:4.5pt">We need volunteer advocates to personally communicate to state legislators about the benefits of passenger rail initiatives. You will receive training and materials to assist you with this work and will work as part of a team.

6.0pt;margin-left:4.5pt">Schedule on Monday, March 3, 2009

6.0pt;margin-left:4.5pt">8:45 am        Arrive at Sierra Club Ohio Chapter Office (131 N. High St., Columbus 43215)

6.0pt;margin-left:4.5pt">9:00 am        Training and Educational Session

6.0pt;margin-left:4.5pt">11:00 am      Teams begin Ohio Senate visits

6.0pt;margin-left:4.5pt">12:30 – 1:30 pm      Lunch available

6.0pt;margin-left:4.5pt">1:00 pm        Teams begin Ohio House of Representatives visits

6.0pt;margin-left:4.5pt">3:30 pm        Teams report back to Sierra Club staff

margin-bottom:6.0pt;margin-left:4.5pt;text-align:center"> normal">Light breakfast, lunch, and materials will be provided at no cost to you.

margin-left:4.5pt">Registration

To register for the RAIL LOBBY DAY, see:
http://ohio.sierraclub.org/Documents/TransitLobbyDayRegistrationForm.doc

If you can't participate, it's not too late to write or call. The basic message to your state legislators is:

Please support ODOT’s request for an authorization to pursue funding for
start-up of modern passenger rail service in the 3-C Corridor, which will
set the table for expanded service statewide. Ohio desperately needs options
to its drive-only transportation system to promote new jobs, greater
mobility, community development, environmental improvement and energy
efficiency. Ohio cannot afford to miss this opportunity!

Your State Representative

Your State Senator

Please see All Aboard Ohio's website for more information on the Rail
Lobby Day as well as the Fifth Annual Rail/Transit Legislative  Summit on
April 29 in Columbus! Go to:
http://www.allaboardohio.org/cms/index.php
 

Location

131 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43215
United States
Phone: 614-487-7506

Carpooling

I'll be driving to this event if anyone from Cleveland wants to attend and carpool. You can contact me here on realneo. 

Hello College students???

  I wish I could be there...this sounds like an experience for any and every young college student in NEO.  I am sure that your profs would understand taking one day off for this important adventure.  PLEASE for all of US.  Just do it!

and if you can't take off work

or get out of class, you can still write a letter to your representative.