Your contributions make our union voice stronger!

February 17, 2023

The SMART Transportation Division and its Public Relations Department are looking to better serve you, our members. We are responding to feedback that the stories we put out should be more focused on what is happening at the ballast and road levels and within the crew bases that we aim to serve.

Over the winter, members of SMART-TD Local 195 in Galesburg, Ill., served breakfast to members of the community at VFW Post 2257 in Galesburg. (Photo courtesy Local Chairperson Jerrod Sammons)

To that end, we are humbly requesting your assistance in this goal. If you are a trainman or bus member who has a story lead about a co-worker with an accomplishment you would like to see highlighted, please reach out to us so that we can give you a voice in your union.

If you have information about your carrier changing a policy that is concerning or a TD member that has gone above the call of duty, we are asking you to email the Public Relations Department of SMART-TD at

We would love to hear from you about your brothers’ and sisters’ accomplishments and celebrations of careers as well as your perspectives on industry trends or changes that should be discussed in a large-scale forum.

In your emails, please leave your contact information so that we can discuss the topics with you further in order to give the story its just due and get it right for all involved.

SMART-TD’s Public Relations Department would like to thank you in advance for your participation, and we look forward to bringing you the stories that make a difference to all of us.