MARP Membership Meeting
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Begins at 5:00 pm Eastern Time
See Zoom Link Below
MARP Members and Friends are in for a treat as our guest speaker, Danny Plaugher, shares his enthusiasm about the many very exciting things happening with passenger trains in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The online meeting via Zoom will begin at 5:00 pm Eastern Time on Thursday, January 28. All members and friends are encouraged to attend. Plan to join the meeting 10-15 minutes before the start time in order to allow time to resolve any problems with getting connected.
Use this link to Join the Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5999785286?pwd=NEFCRm51TitCWDBhekZZWEE0SFU5UT09
Meeting ID: 599 978 5286
To Join by Phone: +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Our guest speaker is Danny Plaugher, who serves as executive director of Virginians for High Speed Rail (VHSR). He joined VHSR in 2007 and set to work to help create the Virginia Intercity Passenger Rail Operating and Capital Fund (IPROC), making Virginia the first state with a dedicated funding source for passenger rail.
In addition to his work with VHSR, Danny joined the Virginia Transit Association (VTA) in 2019 as deputy director to lead their policy and outreach efforts.
Danny serves on the Transportation Working Group for the Capital Region Collaborative, the board of RVA Rapid Transit, rail advisor for the RVA-757 Collaborative, and as treasurer of the Virginia Rail Policy Institute. He is also a former member and past President of the Rotary Club of Richmond, one of Virginia’s oldest service organizations.
He is a proud graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and was honored by his alma mater in 2016 as one of VCU’s Top 10 Graduates of the Last Decade and, in 2018, was named the first honorary member of VCU’s Pi Sigma Alpha honor society in the society’s 30-year history.
Danny lives in the West End of Henrico, bordering Richmond VA, with his wife Jan, son Benjamin, and two dogs, Jax and Lily.
For Help With Zoom
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