Archive -- Faces of Essential Service: the Passenger Rail and Transit Workforce
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 3:00 PM Wednesday, December 16, 2020 10:46 AM
Rail Passengers Association spends a lot of time talking about the passengers who depend on passenger trains and the communities that benefit from Amtrak service. But what about the men and women who work every day to keep these essential services running? COVID-19 landed a one-two punch on America’s transportation workforce. Front-line workers have had to risk their health to keep the trains running through a pandemic, only to face massive furloughs and layoffs across the entire rail and transit sector when rescue funds dried up.
Join us on Wednesday, December 16th as we hear directly from labor groups representing the railroad workers who keep Amtrak running , share stories from front-line workers who have been hurt by service cuts, and talk about how railroad workers and their passengers can work together to grow and improve service in the U.S.
Plan on attending? Submit your questions! Send in your questions to Madi Butler at [email protected] to be answered during the event. Questions will be due by Friday, December 11th
Registration will close on Monday, December 14th. Space is limited to 475 participants so reserve your spot now.
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD
"The National Association of Railroad Passengers has done yeoman work over the years and in fact if it weren’t for NARP, I'd be surprised if Amtrak were still in possession of as a large a network as they have. So they've done good work, they're very good on the factual case."
Robert Gallamore, Director of Transportation Center at Northwestern University and former Federal Railroad Administration official, Director of Transportation Center at Northwestern University
November 17, 2005, on The Leonard Lopate Show (with guest host Chris Bannon), WNYC New York.