Annual Meeting of All Aboard Erie
All Aboard Erie will host its annual meeting on Monday October 21st, at 6:00 pm, in the Admiral Room of the Blasco Library, 160 East Front Street.
Mark Spada, the President of the Western Pennsylvanians for Passenger Rail Association, will speak about passenger rail. His organization has been very successful in advocating for Amtrak service between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh. Erie citizens may be very interested in hearing how his group has succeeded.
More information about Mr. Spada is listed below.
There will also be a brief history of All Aboard Erie, presented by founding member Lisa Austin.
This event is FREE to attend. Membership cost will be announced shortly.
Hope to see you there!
Mark Spada has had a number of engineering and business development positions in the transportation equipment industry, as well as business development and consulting positions with third-party logistics firms.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University and a master’s degree in industrial administration from Purdue University.
In addition to his leadership of WPPR, Spada is also a council member for the Rail Passengers Association.
WPPR has had success in advocating for enhanced Amtrak service through Pittsburgh. In 2014 it partnered with the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership to create a report: On Track to Accessibility, Increasing Service of the Pennsylvanian: Benefits and Costs. The mission of WPPR is more and better passenger rail service for western Pennsylvanians.
Thank You For Visiting Us!
Everyone uses Transit every day, whether it’s to walk to the store, drive a car to run errands, ride the bus to work, or take a train for a long-distance trip. All Aboard Erie is working to educate the public on the best use of their time and money. All of that time that was spent holding onto a steering wheel can be used productively, to read, work and play. Also, using the bus instead of a car just one day a week can free up $1,000 or more per year.
Let’s bring transportation to the forefront of conscious thought.
We are working to educate
and plan for a better Erie.
Join us. All aboard!