Watch This Space
December 6, 2018
by Joe Aiello | Northeast Field Coordinator
I have spent the last few years putting together town halls for the North-South Rail Link in Boston and advocating for transit-orientated development around the Northeast (Hello, Hartford Line!). I can’t help it – it’s in my blood. I am a self-proclaimed “union brat”.
So, allow me to put on my organizer hat for a second and introduce you all to a couple of things that we are going to start to roll out here at Rail Passengers HQ. This website is the portal that connects all things in our Association’s universe – whether it be the Friday Hotline, upcoming events, ridership data, etc. – and we are making it more interactive.
As you might have seen in the Hotline in recent months, we now have a membership forum through Google Groups. This is a place for you to gather and discuss anything rail related with other members without needing to pick and choose emails through the directory. While you needed a different login through google, we didn’t want it to feel separate and get lost off in the corner somewhere (which it did at first).
Well that is changing… starting NOW.
Head on over to railpassengers.org/forum and say hello.
You still need to sign up though a Google/Gmail account, but the forum is “in house” now.
The other thing I wanted to talk about is the blog. You might have noticed some familiar names posting the last couple of days. If you haven’t, what are you waiting for? Get over to railpassengers.org/blog and check them out. Well, that is going to continue for the weeks and months to come (with a brief holiday hiatus, of course). I don’t want to give too much away right now. There will be more information after the 1st.
For now – relax, interact, and WATCH THIS SPACE!
"On behalf of Amtrak’s onboard service staff, I want to thank the Rail Passengers Association for honoring their hard work with this award. The past couple years have indeed been difficult for Amtrak onboard service staff – coping with furloughs and job insecurity, adapting to changing protocols and services, not to mention the unfortunate events such as a tragic derailment and a fatal shooting. Nevertheless, our dedicated members at Amtrak have handled these hurdles with the care, attention and diligence for which they’re known. We thank Rail Passengers for their acknowledgement of our members’ hard work and, as always, look forward to seeing you on the rails."
Arthur Maratea, TCU/IAM National President
December 21, 2021, on the Association awarding its 2021 Golden Spike Award to the Frontline Amtrak Employees.