Two groups host Toledo rail passenger forum

nopraeventlogoThe Northwest Ohio Passenger Rail Association and Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments are hosting a passenger rail forum on Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. The event will be held at the Toledo Club, 235 14th St. Toledo, OH 43604.

The forum will bring together community and business leaders and rail supporters to discuss issues and opportunities affecting rail transit in the region. Planned speakers include John Robert Smith, co-chairman of advocacy group Transportation for America; Tim Porter, chairman of the Northwest Ohio Passenger Rail Association; Bill Thomas, CEO of Downtown Toledo Development Corp.; and Jerry Wicks of the Ohio Higher Education Rail Network.

Registration for non-members is $33 and $20 for students. For more information or to register, go to