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Conference Call on 3/20

NOTE: DATE AND TIME ARE REVISED. (revised on 2/10/2019)

We look forward to your participation in TFLEx Special Interest Group (SIG) conference calls held between workshops.

This year, Dwight Burns, Treasurer, DART will be returning to co-lead the discussion. Joining him is another Burns! Mike Burns, Director of Accounting and Payroll from RGRTA. Thank you, Mike, for agreeing to the co-lead responsibilities.

As you are aware, these calls cover timely topics and issues impacting transit agencies across the country. The Burns co-leads have planned a tentative agenda. However, they welcome your input and invite you to submit and you’d want to be discussed during the call. If you have a topic you wish to include, please email Dwight Burns or Mike Burns and we will add it to the agenda. (Their email addresses are in the directory at http://cafe.tflex.org.)

Here is all the pertinent information for the upcoming call.

Date: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Time:
9:00 – 10:00  a.m. Pacific
10:00 – 11:00  a.m. Mountain
11:00 a.m. – noon  a.m. Central
12:00 – 1:00 a.m. Eastern

CONFERENCE CALL NUMBER:
Log in to http://cafe.tflex.org to see the dial-in information.


Agenda:

1. What was the impact of the Federal government shutdown on transit agencies?

2. What is the potential impact of the Nov. 2018 election on transit funding? With the return of a divided Congress, infrastructure investments, including mass transit, will come into focus. What’s in store for transit-related grants, loans, etc.

3. Roundtable – What are other concerns or issues impacting agencies represented on the call?

4. Lessons Learned: A summary of DART’s successful closing (the process, the glory, and the pain), on a Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing loan for a new commuter rail line.

NOTE: DATE AND TIME ARE REVISED. (revised on 2/10/2019)