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Date: 07/29/22 18:24
Video - Stephan Gardner’s remarks in Burlington
Author: DavidP

Here's a video of Stephan Gardner at the Ethan Allen inaugural ceremony today.  I hadn't heard him speak before....not terrible, but, not really inspiring either.  The statement that the 1971 network was larger than today's in somewhat disingenuous, as passenger miles and frequencies are up considerably, even though there are fewer long distance trains.

Dave



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/29/22 18:39 by DavidP.

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Date: 07/29/22 19:23
Re: Video - Stephan Gardner’s remarks in Burlington
Author: cutboy1958

Nise talk.    Progressive  state  with  a  small population!!



Date: 07/29/22 19:57
Re: Video - Stephan Gardner’s remarks in Burlington
Author: amtrakbill

Mr Gardner did a great job with his speech

Give credit where credit is deserved

Posted from iPhone



Date: 07/29/22 21:30
Re: Video - Stephan Gardner’s remarks in Burlington
Author: RuleG

amtrakbill Wrote:
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> Mr Gardner did a great job with his speech
>
> Give credit where credit is deserved
>
> Posted from iPhone

I agree.  A very inspiring speech!



Date: 07/29/22 21:42
Re: Video - Stephan Gardner’s remarks in Burlington
Author: alex14ramos

A very enthusiastic and encouraging speech. I was just in Burlington, VT only weeks ago, for a short period, and didn't realize what the situation was with travel to and from via Amtrak. Thank you for sharing, along with your photos in the other thread.

Take Care,
Alex Ramos 



Date: 07/30/22 09:58
Re: Video - Stephan Gardner’s remarks in Burlington
Author: CPMorris

cutboy1958 Wrote:
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> Nise talk.    Progressive  state  with  a
>  small population!!
.....and a "Progressive" income tax at 9% !

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Date: 07/30/22 11:00
Re: Video - Stephan Gardner’s remarks in Burlington
Author: AndyBrown

Well shoot, he just looks like a normal guy.  I was expecting horns and a pointed tail and carrying a pitchfork. 

But I still don't like what he's doing to Amtrak.

Andy



Date: 07/30/22 17:01
Re: Video - Stephan Gardner’s remarks in Burlington
Author: ProAmtrak

Don't let that decive you Andy, back in the 70s Amtrak actually was growing by leaps and bounds until 79, and I still wished they kept The Chief, one summer wasn't gonna justify ridership, I mean back then Amtrak didn't have the paitence to let that train grow! Today's Amtrak shouldn't just be corridors either, that's what he was trying to convince people, he could still care less about the LD Network!



Date: 07/30/22 17:12
Re: Video - Stephan Gardner’s remarks in Burlington
Author: mbutte

I was there for his remarks also...He spoke with NO script and presented himself as being absolutely sincere in what he said.

He brought his young son with him for the festivities & ride. Nice touch!

Once we departed Burlington he walked the entire sold-out train and spoke with anyone who wanted to talk; he was fully accessible to everyone with no handlers to intervene or 'protect' him. He clearly is comfortable in crowds & one-on-one.



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