What are we doing?

ARPA educates the public - from individuals to civic groups to public officials - about the benefits of passenger rail specifically, and balanced multimodal transportation in general. (See our Mission and Goals statement.)


Projects and Goals

  • We support the Arizona Transit Association (AzTA) Rail Symposiums and are represented on their
    High Capacity (i.e. Rail) Transit Committee
  • We issue a Newsletter regularly
  • We distribute and continually revise rail passenger educational materials
  • We host an Annual Picnic for our members and schedule other fun and educational membership activities
  • We encourage you to join us as a member and help us build a better future for Arizona!


  • Robert H. Bohannan, Phoenix
  • Roy E. Burris III, Surprise
  • W. Eugene Caywood, Tucson
  • Roger Clark, Gilbert
  • Jeff Cooley, Gilbert
  • James Davenport, Tucson
  • Ken Driggs, Mesa
  • Anthony Haswell, Tucson
  • L. S. "Jake" Jacobson, Hayden
  • Joseph Kinville, Scottsdale
  • Samuel Morse, Phoenix
  • Charles Mott, Sun City
  • Al Richmond, Sedona
  • Earl Van Swearingen, Tucson

Officers and Directors

  • Robert H. Bohannan, President, Phoenix
  • Anthony Haswell, Vice President, Tucson
  • Ken Driggs, Secretary, Mesa
  • Jeffry Cooley, Treasurer, Gilbert