• Anderson possible changes: Dismantling LD, Corridor, Etc.

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Discussion related to Amtrak also known as the National Railroad Passenger Corp.

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  by R36 Combine Coach
 
CHTT1 wrote:Almost every private corporation and many public institutions sponsor some sort of public service programs. CP, for instance, runs Holiday Trains in both the U.S. and Canada that help collect money and food for food depositories along the CP. Even CSX runs the annual Santa train to provide good will at Christmas time in the Appalachians.
Greyhound has some non-profit programs, such as free transportation for organ transplant patients and "home free" program providing free rides home to missing adolescents who are runaways.

CTA delivers food to local communities on its holiday train. From 2011:
Every year, CTA employees enthusiastically embrace the spirit of the holidays and donate time and money to purchase the groceries and assemble the food baskets. The number of community groups requesting food baskets increases every year.
SEPTA also does similar with the "Stop Hunger" program, even using a bus to collect canned food.
  by Backshophoss
 
Just about every major corporation down to small companies does some sort of community outreach,some year round,most during the holiday season.
This will come back and "bite" Mr Anderson in the "butt" big time PR wise!
  by Anthony
 
Mr. Anderson and Mr. Gardner are certainly going to be on Santa's naughty list this Christmas because of this move and all of their other moves designed to hurt passenger rail ridership in America.
  by ConstanceR46
 
If it's from a flunky, i don't think it would have happened without ol' andy knowing.

This is bad, from an ethical and especially from a PR standpoint
  by R36 Combine Coach
 
bostontrainguy wrote:Amtrak made the national news on the Toys for Tots issue and they look really bad. Really really bad in my opinion.
Which network or news agency?
  by bostontrainguy
 
R36 Combine Coach wrote:
bostontrainguy wrote:Amtrak made the national news on the Toys for Tots issue and they look really bad. Really really bad in my opinion.
Which network or news agency?
I saw it on FOX.
  by dumpster.penguin
 
The article quotes Amtrak's statement: "Amtrak will continue to proudly support the Toys for Tots program through the collection of toys at participating stations."

So Amtrak will continue doing what "every other" company does.
  by bostontrainguy
 
Fox dedicated a good segment this morning to the Toys for Tots debacle. One commentator says she is "furious". This is making Amtrak look pretty bad.
  by NRGeep
 
bostontrainguy wrote:Fox dedicated a good segment this morning to the Toys for Tots debacle. One commentator says she is "furious". This is making Amtrak look pretty bad.
Faux noise...consider the source.
  by mtuandrew
 
NRGeep wrote:
bostontrainguy wrote:Fox dedicated a good segment this morning to the Toys for Tots debacle. One commentator says she is "furious". This is making Amtrak look pretty bad.
Faux noise...consider the source.
Yet the Fox and Friends morning show has one highly specific audience who can do a world of hurt to NRPC should he choose. I hope they don’t rate a tweet, but you never know.
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