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Events


Northern Flyer Alliance Symposium – April 6, 2012


Theme: The Business Case for Passenger Rail


Symposium Agenda  Click here


NARP Symposium Handout  Click here


Symposium PowerPoint (Large 38.3 mb)  Click here


Speaker Profiles   Click here


Welcome by Councilman Scott Wagner  Click here


Pat & Kris Larkin  Click here


Chris Larson, President & CEO Larson Binkley, Inc.  Click here


Joe Szabo, Administrator, Federal Railroad Administration Click here


Derrick James, Amtrak  Click here


Dennis Slimmer, KDOT  Click here


Ross Capon, President & CEO, Natl Association of Railroad Passengers Click here


Pete Meitzner, Councilman, Wichita, Kansas  Click here


Homer Nicholson, Mayor, Ponca City, Oklahoma  Click here


Rick Harnish, Executive Dir Midwest High Speed Rail Association Click here


Stu Nicholson, Engage Public Affairs Click here


Due to technical difficulties, the rest of the speakers were not recorded.


Location: Kansas City’s Union Station Board Room


The NFA is organizing a symposium to be held on April 6, 2012 at Kansas City’s Union Station . The purpose is to create a venue for public officials, business owners, community leaders, the medical community, Board of Regents, railroad interests and elected officials from several Midwest states to come together to discuss why passenger rail is so important to businesses, the medical community, and society, and why the expansion of passenger rail is a fiscally conservative approach to the nation’s transportation problems.


The Symposium will feature panelists from around the Midwest with expertise and business interest in passenger rail expansion. To date, we are planning on the following panel participants:


Federal Railroad Adminstration, Joe Szabo, Administrator


KS Rail Caucus Chair, MIPRC Commissioner and business owner, Rep. Jene Vickrey


National Assoc. Railroad Passengers, Ross Capon, President and CEO


Wichita City Council Member, Pete Meitzner


KDOT, Dennis Slimmer, Chief of Transportation Planning


Midwest High Speed Rail, Rick Harnish, Executive Director


Amtrak, Derrick James, Director of Government Affairs


KS Rail Caucus Member, and business owner, Sen. Dick Kelsey


Past MIPRC Commissioner, and business owner Sen. Daryl Beall, IA


Mayor, Ponca City, Oklahoma, Homer Nicholson


Larson Binkley (engineering firm), Chris Larson, Pres. & CEO


Flint Hills Tourism, Pat & Kris Larkin


Kansas University, Professor Wally Meyer, Director of Entrepreneurship Programs


Iowa State Legislature, Senator Daryl Beale


Engage Public Affairs, Stu Nicholson


Missouri Department of Transportation, Eric Curtit & Michele Teel


The audience will consist of public officials, business owners, community leaders, the medical community, Board of Regents, railroad interests and elected officials from the states of Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Texas and Oklahoma.


Sponsored by:


Northern Flyer Alliance


Kansas Rail Caucus


With Support From:


Larson Binkley, Inc.


D&M Consulting Services


Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission, Kansas Delegation


The United Transportation Union