EngineerAU Supporting Member
- Sep 15, 2017
Has anyone who has signed up to attend virtually received any information yet?
That’s what I figured but was more curious.Nothing yet. But generally I expect to see something usually a day or two before the event.
Google is thy friend ...Where can I find more info on this regarding time and how to sign up?
Me too. Requires following a link to complete registration. That displayed a meeting link, which were also emailed a few minutes later. The email also gave a list of phone numbers and a passcode to join by phone.Funny that I mentioned this today - I just received my invite from Amtrak for the meeting.
December 1 11 AM St. Louis and Zoom. You can try signing up here but yesterday was the rsvp deadline so they may not accept any more sign ups. If you sign up virtual they may still accept it late but no guarantees. Amtrak Board of Directors to Meet in St. Louis - Amtrak MediaWhen’s the meeting and what’s the agenda?
Yep. I must have received it sometime yesterday. Anyway, I registered and got back the info on the webpage which I immediately entered into my Google Calendar using the link provided. Later noticed that I even got an email with the info.Funny that I mentioned this today - I just received my invite from Amtrak for the meeting.
Other tidbits from Gardner:Gardner stated that no engineering and mechanical employees were furloughed and that the shortage there is completely due to not being able to keep up with attrition due to inability to hire during the pandemic downturn.
They will have to - it’s required by law.At the beginning they said there were ~60 people attending in-person and 250 online. These are underwhelming numbers IMO. Seems there are a lot of people who like to grumble about Amtrak online but don't bother to actually engage with elected officials or Amtrak management when given the opportunity. Yeah, I know not everyone can get away from work to watch on a weekday, but with such small numbers I question whether Amtrak will bother with repeating this type of board meeting.
Indeed. They are required to have open meetings. They could do so entirely via Zoom if it comes to that, but they cannot just not have open meetings.They will have to - it’s required by law.
Or the dozen other things people are worried about. It's also not like Amtrak was advertising this.Yeah, I know not everyone can get away from work to watch on a weekday
I would still like to know what attendance number would seem satisfactory. That would provide some indication of how realistic the expectations are. In my thinking 300 in a Board meeting is a pretty decent number. Would 600 be more acceptable? 6000?The deadline just to have the privilege of attending a virtual meeting was 7 days ago. I signed up while busy with other tasks like writing papers and trying to find a job paying a livable wage and didn't get an email confirmation, so I forgot about the meeting until earlier today when I checked AU and saw the thread was active again.
Maybe if the Board of Directors meetings were actually public every time they met, there would be higher attendance.
Very interesting point from Gardner today I didn’t know in response to a question from Jim Mathews about the workforce. Gardner stated that no engineering and mechanical employees were furloughed and that the shortage there is completely due to not being able to keep up with attrition due to inability to hire during the pandemic downturn.
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