Our New Forum August 28th, 2010
Please visit our new forum, http://forum.azrail.org/ where you can participate in discussions of passenger rail, news and events. You do not have to be an ARPA member to read and join the general discussion.Â We do ask that you join as a member of the Association to participate in the committee forums.
METRO ridership up, Buses down August 23rd, 2010
A year after bus use followed gasoline prices to record highs, ridership has fallen by the millions on the Valley’s most extensive mode of public transit…
While bus ridership was down, more and more commuters climbed aboard light-rail trains in Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa, sending ridership numbers above 12 million for fiscal year 2010. The system had 5.6 million riders for the first six months of its operation, which began in January 2009…
Rest of the story in the Arizona Republic
2010-09 Board Meeting August 22nd, 2010
|September 18, 2010|
|9:00 am||to||12:00 pm|
The ARPA Board will again meet at the McCormick Ranch Golf Club for breakfast. ARPA members and guests are invited to attend. RSVP 480.947.5710.
Great SW Toy Train Expo August 22nd, 2010
|November 27, 2010 9:00 am||to||November 28, 2010 5:00 pm|
ARPA will be exhibiting at this event, formerly known as the â€œTurkey Meet,â€ which moves to a new, larger venue at the Mesa Convention Center this year.
If you can help by staffing our table for a couple hours, RSVP to 480.947.5710 or president Rob Bohannan. No advance training necessary.
2010 Rail Fair August 22nd, 2010
|October 9, 2010||to||October 10, 2010|
ARPA will be exhibiting at this year’s Rail Fair at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park in Scottsdale.
If you can help us by staffing our booth for a couple hours, please call 480.947.5710 or president Rob Bohannan and let us know. No advance training required.
The Rail Fair:
All Aboard!Â This free event features model train displays and exhibits, moonwalks, and other entertainment.Â Free tours through the Roald Amundsen Pullman car, a former presidential car.Â Many of the parkâ€™s seldom seen railroad equipment will be on display.Â Train ride is $2.00 and carousel ride is $1.00 each.Â Children under three ride free with a paying adult Saturday & Sunday, October 9 â€“ 10, 10am â€“ 5pm