RailNation: Meridian 2023 - Fall Advocacy Symposium | October 6-8, 2023
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Welcome - Jim Mathews, Rail Passengers President + CEO & Meredith Richards, Rail Passengers Chairwoman
Keynote Address - Amit Bose, FRA Administrator
Mayors' Panel - Mayor Carolyn McAdams (Greenwood, MS), Mayor Friday Ellis (Monroe, LA), & Mayor Dan Gibson (Natchez, MS)
Onboard Service Improvements: Best Practices for Enhancing the Passenger Experience - M. Ned Butler, Rail Passengers Communications Manager
Presentation Slides (PDF)
Luncheon Speaker - Peter LeCody, Texas Rail Advocates President & Former Rail Passengers Chairman
Southern Rail Commission Presentation - Knox Ross, SRC Chairman
New Developments at Amtrak - Larry Chestler, Amtrak Vice President, Long Distance Service Line & Anna Lynn Smith, Amtrak Vice President, Strategy & Planning
Presentation Slides (PDF)
Finalizing Rail Passengers Association’s Route Recommendations for the FRA’s “Daily Long-Distance Service Study” -Sean Jeans-Gail, Rail Passengers VP of Government Affairs + Policy & Frank Loetterle - FRA Intercity Passenger Rail Planner
Closing “Fireside Chat" - Jim Mathews, Rail Passengers President + CEO & John Robert Smith, Former Mayor of Meridian & current Transportation for America Chairman
"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.