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Virginia Association of Railway Patrons

Modern Transportation for the Virginias

Annual Meeting of the Virginia Association of Railway Patrons

Saturday, April 1
Joe Theismann’s Restaurant

Diagonal Road
Alexandria, VA (across from the King Street Metro station, which is adjacent to the Amtrak station)
11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (the restaurant opens at 11)

This is a lunch meeting. The cost is $22, which includes your order off Theismann’s special lunch party menu and pays for the other meeting expenses. To register and sign up for lunch, please mail a check, payable to VARP, to VARP, PO Box 2956, Arlington, VA 22202. The cost if you pay at the door is $25.

Printable meeting brochure with form for lunch payment

On-line registration link:

Planned presentations:

  • National Assn. of Railroad Passengers update, NARP President & CEO Jim Matthews
  • The Virginia Dept. of Rail and Public Transportation in the McAuliffe era, Jennifer Mitchell, Director, Virginia Dept. of Rail and Public Transportation
  • Dept. of Rail and Public Transportation recommendations for DC-Richmond rail
  • The Cardinal Campaign NARP Vice Chair Chuck Riecks
  • Mainstreaming passenger rail planning, VARP member Rafi Guroian

The annual business meeting and a board meeting will follow the last presentation

To vote, you must be a paid-up member. To run for the board of directors, send a candidacy statement to VARP chairman Steve Dunham, 8600 South Fork Ct., Fredericksburg, VA 22407; email.

Traveling to the Meeting

The meeting is scheduled to permit travel by Amtrak trains 20 and 88 in the morning and 19, 99, and 147 in the afternoon. Call 800-USA-RAIL for Amtrak reservations or visit Amtrak’s website.

If you are taking Metro, please check the Metro website for disruptions caused by track maintenance.


Michael Testerman (VARP President and NARP Council Virginia Delegate): email or phone (804) 649-1405.