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!
"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.