Join All Aboard Ohio, Ohio’s premiere passenger rail advocacy organization, for its 2018 Spring Meeting.The Spring Meeting will provide the latest information on the state of passenger rail in the United States, the Midwest, and Ohio. Additionally, attendees will learn about the recent developments in public transit in Columbus / Central Ohio.
Doors open at 9:00 AM. A continental breakfast will be provided. (Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to allow for everyone to be checked-in prior to the start of the presentations and to have some time for socializing.)
Lunch (included with all tickets) will be served around 12 PM, and the event will end around 3:00 PM
This event is open to the public, but registration is required.
- Thea Walsh and Dina Lopez, transportation planners at the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC): Chicago-Lima-Columbus-Pittsburgh corridor planning update
- Midwest Regional Rail Plan update
- Federal passenger rail funding boost in the latest omnibus spending bill
- Ohio state government/rail/transit matters
- Public transportation funding issues
- All Aboard Ohio board of direction election
Registration by May 1 – (advance registration)
$30/person (AAO members)
$25/person (AAO member & guest (limit of 3 guests per member))
$40/person non-AAO member (includes annual membership)
Registration after May 1 – (standard registration)
$40/person (AAO members)
$35/person (AAO member & guest (limit of 3 guests per member))
$50/person non-AAO member (includes annual membership)
What are my transport/parking options?
Public transit: COTA provides bus service
Automobile: Complimentary parking is available onsite
Greyhound bus: If arriving Columbus by Greyhound, contact Eric Childress at 614-889-8336 or email@example.com to arrange free pickup/dropoff
What food will be served?
During check-in, coffee and breakfast (Danish pastries, muffins, scones with fresh fruit & berries, bagels and cream cheese) will be offered. For lunch, a deli buffet (an assortment of sliced deli meats and cheeses, breads, relishes, condiments, chips and potato salad) will be served.
Can you accommodate special dietary requirements?
Please query firstname.lastname@example.org
Is the event accessible?
Yes, Entrance to the building is at ground level, and an elevator is available to take guests to the floor where the Spring Meeting will be held.
The meeting venue is adjacent to the entrance to the Heritage Trail Park (the trail traces a former rail line) and near Hilliard’s historic district and Station Park (located near the site of Hilliard’s former rail station).
Also nearby is the Early Television Museum, which is open til 6:00 PM on Saturdays.
Do I need to bring my printed ticket to the event?
A printed ticket is preferred but not required.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes. If possible, please update your information at least 5 days prior to the event.
May I update my registration information?
Yes. Please note: Complimentary AAO 2018 memberships (a $35 value) for persons purchasing “Standard Registration” tickets will be issued based on the information provided in the Eventbrite system.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that OK?
We will do our best to be flexible to honor all paid tickets. If possible, the ticket-holder or purchaser should email email@example.com in advance to advise us of the substitution.
What is the refund policy?
Refunds will be issued only if the event is cancelled.
How may I contact the organizer with any questions?
Toll free phone: (844) 464-7245