AAO Spring Meeting May 20


Join All Aboard Ohio (AAO), Ohio’s premiere passenger rail advocacy organization, for its 2017 Spring Meeting at the Makoy Center, 5462 Center Street, Hilliard, OH. SEE MAP


This is your opportunity to have a conversation with Jim Mathews, president and CEO of the National Association of Railroad Passengers. Get the latest on federal issues for Amtrak and transit, and what the future may hold for the Federal Railroad Administration’s Midwest rail plans, plus Amtrak projects and services.

Also, hear from Elliot Doza, project manager/service planning at the Central Ohio Transit Authority that implemented an innovative service plan May 1. Even more aggressive plans are in the cards, including rail!

All Aboard Ohio will also hold a short business meeting with updates from around the state of 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 12:30 PM, and the event will end around 3:00 PM

This event is open to the public, but registration is required.

Featured speakers:

Mr. Jim Mathews
President & CEO
NARP (National Association of Railroad Passengers)

Mr. Elliot Doza
Project Manager Service Planning
COTA (Central Ohio Transit Authority)

What is the cost of tickets for the event?

Registration prior to May 5 (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 May 6 – 11 (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)

Registration closes May 11. It may be possible that cancellations will permit a small number of late registrations after May 11, but we cannot guarantee availability. Please email info@allaboardohio.org to inquire about the possibility of late registration.

What are my transport/parking options?

Public transit: COTA provides bus service.

Automobile: Complimentary parking is available onsite.

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, and chips and a choice of one side) will be served.


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