Anderson possible changes: Dismantling LD, Corridor, Etc.

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Re: Anderson possible changes: Dismantling LD, Corridor, Etc

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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.
Amtrak's decision to bow out of the Santa train is the worst kind of public relations. It's such a stupid decision that it's hard to believe that it was intentional. It's more like someone misinterpreted a company directive.
I hope that powers that be change their minds before somebody changes it for them.

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A little more info for those interested:

https://www.timesunion.com/business/art ... 129363.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Anderson possible changes: Dismantling LD, Corridor, Etc

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

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And another Federal corporation has a number of charity partnerships too.

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Re: Anderson possible changes: Dismantling LD, Corridor, Etc

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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!
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Re: Anderson possible changes: Dismantling LD, Corridor, Etc

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Amtrak made the national news on the Toys for Tots issue and they look really bad. Really really bad in my opinion.

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Re: Anderson possible changes: Dismantling LD, Corridor, Etc

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Perhaps a moderator can kindly merge this discussion with Amtrak Cancels Albany-area Toys for Tots Train?

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Re: Anderson possible changes: Dismantling LD, Corridor, Etc

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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.

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Are we sure this came form Mr Anderson ? I think its just as likely to be someone lower down.
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Re: Anderson possible changes: Dismantling LD, Corridor, Etc

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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
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Re: Anderson possible changes: Dismantling LD, Corridor, Etc

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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?
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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.

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Re: Anderson possible changes: Dismantling LD, Corridor, Etc

Post 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.

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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.

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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.

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