Rail Passengers Association Hires Joseph Aiello as Northeast Field Coordinator
February 1, 2018
For Immediate Release (17-23)
February 1, 2018
Contact: Xenophon Strategies - (202) 289-4001
Washington D.C. – The Rail Passengers Association (RPA) is pleased to announce the recent hire of Joseph Aiello as the Northeast Field Coordinator, helping expand the organization's organizational capacity in the northeast U.S. The Rail Passengers Association's Northeast Region includes Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York.
Most recently, Aiello has been working as the Outreach Coordinator for the North-South Rail Link Working Group led by Former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis helping create a series of successful public "town hall" events. He has testified on behalf of the proposed Boston to Springfield higher speed route as well as worked on development issues related to the MBTA's Green Line Extension.
Aiello is looking forward to building on his accomplishments in Massachusetts by helping build out Rail Passengers Association's relationships and partnerships throughout the region with local advocacy groups, as well as facilitating the engagement of Rail Passengers Association members in the Northeast Division.
About the Rail Passengers Association
The Rail Passengers Association is the oldest and largest national organization speaking for the nearly 40 million users of passenger trains and rail transit. We have worked since 1967 to expand the quality and quantity of passenger rail in the U.S. Our mission is to work towards a modern, customer-focused national passenger train network that provides a travel choice Americans want. Our work is supported by more than 28,000 individual members nationwide.
"When [NARP] comes to Washington, you help embolden us in our efforts to continue the progress for passenger rail. And not just on the Northeast Corridor. All over America! High-speed rail, passenger rail is coming to America, thanks to a lot of your efforts! We’re partners in this. ... You are the ones that are going to make this happen. Do not be dissuaded by the naysayers. There are thousands of people all over America who are for passenger rail and you represent the best of what America is about!"
Secretary Ray LaHood, U.S. Department of Transportation
2012 NARP Spring Council Meeting