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Upcoming Meetings: November 9, 2013

The fall meeting of the IARP is scheduled for November 9, 2013, in the Carl and Mary Koehler History Center, 615 First Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Guest speaker will be Jeff Woods, Manager of Marketing & Business Development for the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway, "CRANDIC".  He will look at its history, projects and future.  If Iowa gets passenger rail from Chicago to Iowa City, will that have impact on the Cedar Rapids to Iowa City line?

You may want to arrive early.  The History Center has a miniature train exhibit on the railroad history of Linn County – Whistle Stop Linn County: Along the Rails.  The exhibit features a 24 ft. long, fully functional model train display depicting downtown Cedar Rapids as it appeared in the late 1940s and 50s.  It is located just above where we will be eating.  There is no admission charge.

In the October 20, 2013 Metro section of the Des Moines Register "McCoy Gives Up on Train Funds."  In the October 23, 2013 Metro section of the Des Moines Register "Governor, Don't Derail New Iowa Passenger Trains."   Also, two letters to the editor supporting passenger rail.  If your paper has letters or editorials in support or against, please bring them.  We need to look beyond Des Moines.  Who knows what things will look like on November 9th?

May Newsletter

February 2013 Newsletter
November 17, 2012 Minutes
November 2012 Newsletter
Uniiversity of Iowa Student Government Executive Order 1 - Rail Line
March 2012 Newsletter.
November 2011 Newsletter.
Minutes from the July 2011 meeting.
July 2011 Newsletter.
February 2011 Newsletter with meeting schedule.
IARP October Newsletter (PDF)
Governor Culver to Celebrate $230 Million Passenger Rail Route in Iowa City
IARP Newsletter (February, 2010) including March 13 meeting announcement (PDF)
IARP Newsletter (August, 2009) including August 22nd meeting announcement (PDF document)
National Train Day
in Des Moines, Iowa, May 9, 2009.
IARP Newsletter (March, 2009) including March 14th meeting announcement (PDF document) IARP Newsletter
September, 2008
, including Septembr 20th meeting announcement (PDF document)
IARP Newsletter, June 2008, including June 21st meeting announcement (PDF document)

Amtrak to Iowa City-Quad Cities-Chicago feasibility study 2008.
IARP Newsletter Extra! April, 2008
IARP Newsletter, January 2008
Quad Cites Report
Chicago, Rockford, Dubuque Feasibility Study
IARP Newsletter, September 2007
IARP Iowa Falls Meeting, October 6, 2007
IARP Meeting May 27 NEWS RELEASE - MARCH 31, 2007 NARP Region 10 Meeting March 31 NARP Meeting March 31 and National Summit March 23 - Registration Form and Meeting Information
Inauguration Special Train, January 11, 2007
IARP Meeting in Coralville, Iowa January 20, 2007 January Newsletter(.pdf format) August IARP Newsletter (.pdf format) IARP Meeting in Ottumwa, Iowa September 9, 2006 March 2006 Newsletter (.pdf format) October 2005 Newsletter (.pdf format) July 2005 Newsletter March 2005 Newsletter

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