Changing Amtrak—Adapting America’s Rail Passenger Service to Respond to the Nationwide Political Constituency for Intercity Passenger Rail

APA Arizona Chapter


Friday, November 6, 2015
10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. MST

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Take-Away: How America’s Intercity Rail Passenger Service





could be adequately funded; why Arizona should receive more


than token Amtrak service.




Description: Since 1971, Amtrak has struggled to obtain





funding for system growth from Congressmembers


representing all states while concentrating its service


improvements in the Northeast. It hasn’t worked. Why should


a Congressmember vote to fund another region’s rail service


when his/her constituents receive little or no service of their


own? Could expanded rail service throughout the Nation


result in additional public support and justify the funding


needed? This session will explore an alternative vision for


intercity rail passenger service that will facilitate implementation


of services in the Southwest such as Phoenix-Tucson and






Presenter: Robert H. Bohannan, AICP, Managing Member, R. H.






Bohannan & Associates, LLC, Principal



Robert Bohannan

Confirmed Speaker

Robert H. Bohannan, AICP, has over 24 years of experience in transportation and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. From 2011 through 2012, Rob was a subconsultant to Jacobs Engineering Group on two projects: He updated a Transit Feasibility Study for the City of Apache Junction ... Read More