Railroad related web content provided as an educational volunteer effort of the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation (APRHF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. To help preserve passenger rail heritage click here to join today! Support APRHF by shopping at Amazon Smile!
Custom Search
HOME APRHF TRAINWEB.COM .NET .ORG .US FORUM FACEBOOK NEWS LINKS TRAVEL RAILFAN MODEL JOBS PARTY
TrainWeb Reports & Web Sites: Featured Today! Previously Featured Slideshows Highlighted Past The Big Stories Directory



Why this ad?




















A Message from Amtrak President David Gunn
about Amtrak's Loan Status
June 21, 2002
http://www.trainweb.com/advocate/2002/2002f21a.html

Dear Co-Workers,

This is a report on our financial problems. We have not obtained a loan as of this date. We are working very hard on three options:

1: Dept. of Transportation (DOT) loan guarantee.

2: Congressional action authorizing DOT to issue a loan guarantee.

3: A bridge appropriation of $200 million.

Time is running out. When Congress adjourns next week, options two and three will disappear.

You will hear mention of bankruptcy and cessation of service. These are real possibilities. I still believe wisdom will prevail and we will be allowed to operate and put together a FY03 budget. But as I said, time is running out.

It is imperative that Amtrak be perceived as an efficient, cost-conscious company. As I said previously, we are not viewed in that light today, but given a chance we will be.

From the time a Red Cap greets a passenger to the on-board personnel, you all have a role to play. How you treat the passenger is critical. Behind the scenes, giving your best is also important, whether you are doing track inspections, selling tickets in the call center or stations, or working the night shift at Wilmington or at the Bear shops.

We obviously have a lot of friends, but we also have those who think we are a waste of money. How each of us behaves is important. Individuals who do their best are doing their part to preserve Amtrak and our jobs. Non-performers are risking not only their own jobs, but all of our jobs.

I have made a commitment to run an efficient, effective service. I have made a commitment to fight to maintain the existing system. I will not deviate from those principles.

I need and appreciate your help.


Visit related pages from this and other web sites:


Click below for pages in the directory of TrainWeb sites:
0-9 A B C D E
F G H I J K
L M N O P Q
R S T U V W
X Y Z
CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL CATEGORY DIRECTORY



Why this ad?





















Visit our Rail Magazine promotion trading partners:      (Click here to add your print rail magazine.)
Custom Search
TrainWeb Reports & Web Sites: Featured Today! Previously Featured Slideshows Highlighted Past The Big Stories Directory
HOME APRHF TRAINWEB.COM .NET .ORG .US FORUM FACEBOOK NEWS LINKS TRAVEL RAILFAN MODEL JOBS PARTY
Newsletter | About Us | Contact Us | Advertise With Us | Silver Rails Country for Train Enthusiasts
View Stats  | Page updated:06/21/2002  | Version 2016a01a  | Links  | ©2015-2017 NordiLusta, LLC