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Meeting Date: 01/08/2020  
Resolution No. 19-1381, Promoting Rail Service in the Region
Submitted By: Juan Flores, Administration

DISCUSSION/DECISION on approval of RESOLUTION No. 19-1381, a Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Douglas, Cochise County, Arizona, PROMOTING RAIL SERVICE IN THE REGION as a means to increase TOURISM AND FOSTER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT in the City of Douglas.

The City of Douglas was approached by a member of All Aboard Arizona. This organization advocates in favor of rail services as part of our long-distance, regional, and local transportation systems. As a result of the City of Douglas’ economic development policies and initiatives currently in place, that an expanded and robust rail service would foster regional economic growth.
As their broader platform, All Aboard Arizona supported the advent of light rail service between downtown Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa, and, now, it is a reality. The organization also promotes commuter rail service for the Phoenix area, as well as regional service between Phoenix and Tucson. These programs are now receiving serious study by state and local officials and agencies. The entity has been a long-time advocate of daily Amtrak service through Southern Arizona.
The City of Douglas in essence, by way of the subject supporting resolution informs regional business and regional political leaders, and our fellow citizens comprehensive rail service transportation system well connected to the national system can be vital to tourism and economic development as well beneficial to future energy independence and mobility.  
The collaborative effort will serve toward a continuing momentum focused on regional tourism and economic development campaigns.
This matter is now before Mayor and Council for formal approval as part and parcel of the ongoing tourism, economic development and local revitalization campaigns.

"...that the Mayor and Council approve Resolution No. 19-1381."
Richard Dodge Ltr.
Res. 19-1381 Rail Service


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