Community Improvement, Capacity Building

Reconnecting America

  • Las Vegas, NM
  • www.stationfoundation.org

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Mission Statement

The Great American Station Foundation is the non-profit corporation which promotes community economic development by preserving railroad stations and transforming them into improved centers of transportation and commerce.

ruling year

1997

Principal Officer

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Hank Dittmar

Keywords

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Station Foundation

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EIN

52-2020542

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Urban, Community (S31)

Rural (S32)

Public Transportation Systems and Services (W40)

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Program 1

The Great American Station Foundation provides seed grants ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 to help plan restoration of existing stations and establishment of new facilities. Intermodal services are especially encouraged, while stations without potential for rail service (intercity, commuter or local) are not eligible. It provides seminars, publications and other forms of technical support. The Foundation is pursuing two key project initiatives: To create a national expertise in Station Oriented Development, beginning with activities in key intercity corridors in the Midwest, along the Southern Atlantic Coast, and on the Pacific Coast and culminating in the creation of a National Center for Station Oriented Development, which will serve as the national intermediary for this type of development. The Foundation is developing an E-Station initiative to link rural areas with the new information economy by providing high speed internet access in station areas through accessing the fiber optic backbone service residing in railroad rights-of-way.

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RECONNECTING AMERICA INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Reconnecting America

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Principal Officer

Hank Dittmar

BIO

Hank Dittmar is President & CEO of the Great American Station Foundation has over 20 years of experience in the transportation industry, including management, planning and policy. From 1993 to 1998, Dittmar was the Executive Director of the Surface Transportation Policy Project where he managed the coalition’s successful campaign to protect the progressive elements of TEA-21, the landmark transportation bill. He has also been an executive at a metropolitan planning organization, managed an urban airport and been a transit planner. Hank Dittmar was appointed by President Clinton to the White House Advisory Committee on Transportation and Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the President’s Council on Sustainable Development’s Metropolitan Working Group, which he served as Chair. He is Chairman of the Board of the Institute for Location Efficiency, and a board member of various organizations including the Congress for the New Urbanism, the Center for Neighborhood Technology and the Surface Transportation Policy Project. His professional work has been recognized with awards from diverse organizations including the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the American Society for Public Administration, the Women's Transportation Seminar and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. He has published widely in both professional and general interest publications. Dittmar holds a Masters in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University. He resides in Las Vegas, New Mexico.

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