Arizona Rail Progress August 15th, 1994
State Capitol, August 15, 1994
Joint Legislative Study Committee meeting notes.
RPTA gave a report on the Superbowl 2-month rail demonstration project. A representative from the Federal Transit Administration outlined objectives for the project, and described how many of the steps must be phased, with some required before seeking Federal applications.Â Highlighted in this presentation also was how the state’s Congressional delegation can be key to success in the Federal arena. The JLSC also heard from a private consultant who assembles financial packages for rail transit.
The next phase of the project will be to find a permanent funding source, while pursuing engineering studies and environmental analyses.
Lela Steffey, chairwoman, asked Harry Reed to head a subcommittee to find financial sources and options, and report back in early December. ARPA members Jay Myers and Gene Caywood will be members of this subcommittee.
ARPA members noted that not only was the meeting well-attended, but that all present seemed genuinely interested and concerned in the progress of rail passenger transportation.