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2020 Agenda

Thursday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Mountain)

Moderator: Justin Angle

Virtual summit via Zoom

All Aboard: Welcome and the State of Passenger Rail in America (10 a.m.)

Welcome: Dave Strohmaier (Missoula County Commissioner), Jordan Hess (Missoula City Councilman),

Andrea Olsen (Montana State Representative).

Back on Track Part 1: video

Roundtable and Q and A: John Robert Smith (Chairman, Transportation for America), Beth Osborne

(CEO, Transportation for America), Jim Mathews (CEO, Rail Passengers Association)

Next Stop: Successful Regional Collaboration and Connectivity (11 a.m.)

Introduction: Justin Angle

Statewide elected official welcome: Senator Jon Tester, Senator Steve Daines, Representative Greg

Gianforte, Governor Steve Bullock

Roundtable and Q and A: Roger Millar (Secretary of Transportation, state of Washington), John Spain

(Vice Chairman, Southern Rail Commission), Elaine Clegg (President, Boise City Council), Rob Eaton

(Director, State Supported Service and Government Affairs, Amtrak)

Back on Track Part 2: video

Full Speed Ahead: The Future of Passenger Rail Under the Big Sky (12:10 p.m.)

Voices for Rail: video

Roundtable: Paul Tuss (Executive Director, Bear Paw Development Corporation), Jordan Hess

(Missoula City Councilman), Andrea Olsen (Montana State Representative), Jason Stuart (Executive

Director, Dawson County Economic Development Council)

Meet the Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority: Dave Strohmaier (Missoula County Commissioner)

Advocacy and Action: Charles Hamilton (All Aboard Washington), Jim Mathews (CEO, Rail Passengers


Closing Remarks

All Aboard Montana: David Simmons music video