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

Here is all the pertinent information for the upcoming call.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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

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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)