Amtrak Reform Council.
Notice of change in location of special public business meeting in Washington, DC.
As provided in section 203 of the Amtrak Reform and Accountability Act of 1997 (Reform Act), the Amtrak Reform Council (Council) gives notice of a special public meeting of the Council. On Friday, November 9, 2001, the Council will hold a Business Meeting from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) during which time the Council members will discuss, among other issues, Amtrak's financial performance for FY 2001, the impact of the events of September 11th on Amtrak's ridership and financial performance, and their views on whether Amtrak is likely to meet the statutory self-sufficiency requirement set forth in section 204 of the Amtrak Reform and Accountability Act of 1997 (Reform Act).
The Business Meeting will be held on Friday, November 9, 2001, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. EST. The event is open to the public.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS FOR THE LOCATION OF THE MEETING:
Because of a change in security regulations for government buildings, the Business Meeting has been moved to Salons B and C of the Marriott Hotel at Metro Center, 775 12th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005 (telephone: 202-737-2200). The Business Meeting will NOT take place, as previously announced, at US DOT Headquarters, (the Nassif Building), 400 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Persons in need of special arrangements should contact the person listed below.
REFERENCE FOR PUBLICATION OF ORIGINAL NOTICE OF MEETING:
The original notice for the November 9th meeting of the Amtrak Reform Council was published in the Federal Register Volume 66, No. 209, Monday, October 29, pp. 54501-54502.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Thomas A. Till, Amtrak Reform Council; JM-ARC—Room 7105; 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590, or by telephone at (202) 366-0591; FAX: 202-493-2061. For information regarding ARC's upcoming events, the agenda for meetings, the ARC's Second Annual Report, information about ARC Council Members and staff, and much more, you can also visit the Council's website at www.amtrakreformcouncil.gov.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The ARC was created by the Amtrak Reform and Accountability Act of 1997 (Reform Act), as an independent commission, to evaluate Amtrak's performance and to make recommendations to Amtrak for achieving further cost containment, productivity improvements, and financial reforms. In addition, the Reform Act provides: that the Council is to monitor cost savings from work rules established under new agreements between Amtrak and its labor unions; that the Council submit an annual report to Congress that includes an assessment of Amtrak's progress on the resolution of productivity issues; and that, after a specified period, the Council has the authority to determine whether Amtrak can meet certain financial goals specified under the Reform Act and, if it finds that Amtrak cannot, to notify the President and the Congress.
The Reform Act prescribes that the Council is to consist of eleven members, including the Secretary of Transportation and ten others nominated by the President and the leadership of the Congress. Members serve a five-year term.Start Signature
Issued in Washington, DC, November 7, 2001.
Thomas A. Till,
[FR Doc. 01-28402 Filed 11-8-01; 8:45 am]
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