April 27, 2015

SMART Transportation Division National Safety Team

The SMART Transportation Division National Safety Team is comprised of 21 members of the SMART Transportation Division, each of whom is on call 24 hours a day to assist in determining the facts in rail-related accidents.

The team members are selected by the SMART Transportation Division president based upon their knowledge of operating rules and understanding of general railroad operations, train movements and dispatching.

When a major rail accident occurs, the NST coordinator immediately assigns one or more NST members, who immediately depart for the scene. The coordinator also notifies the SMART Transportation Division general chairpersons in the region and the respective state legislative director, as well the National Transportation Safety Board.

NST members assist the NTSB in ascertaining factual data relating to the accident. For more information about the work of the NST, read this article, “SMART TD safety experts on call to NTSB 24/7.”

To contact members of the NST, see the listing below.

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1. Willie Bates (1933), Co-director
1307 Brookland Pkwy.
Richmond, VA 23227
Email: williebates10@verizon.net
Office: (804) 358-6309
Cellphone: (804) 920-0691
2. Dominick Amendolare (645)
126 Parkhill Ave.
Massapequa, NY 11758
Email: dtruck1@optonline.net
Cellphone: (516) 903-3244
3. Billy Neary (256)
27 Windy Hill Rd.
Glens Falls, NY 12801
Email: NearyBilly@yahoo.com
Cellphone: (518) 232-5368
4. Jerry L. Gibson Jr. (313), Co-director
P.O. Box 739
Grandville, MI 49468
Email: SMARTMSLB@gmail.com
Office: (616) 643-8264
Cellphone: (616) 308-6381
5. Joe Ciemny (1534)
14811 Kenneth Ave.
Midlothian, IL 50445
Email: jpciemny@sbcglobal.net
Cellphone: (708) 218-2270
6. John O’Brien (1290)
1429 Marigold Ln.
Minooka, IL 60447
Email: ob1290@sbcglobal.net
Office: (815) 521-9815
Cellphone: (331) 999-2144
7. James P. Herndon (565)
260 Regency Ctr.
Collinsville, IL 62234
Email: utu_go436@earthlink.net
Office: (618) 343-6790
Cellphone: (618) 407-0577
8. Jared Cassity (1377)
343 Township Rd. 1329
Ironton, OH 45638
Email: jaredcassity@gmail.com
Office: (740) 533-9055
Cellphone: (740) 550-6715
9. Matt Campbell (1301)
5310 Mill Run Dr.
Marietta, GA 30068

Email: utugeorgia@gmail.com
Office: (404) 939-6846
Cellphone: (912) 660-1692

10. David Duplechain (1066)
429 Government St.
P.O. Box 3477
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
Email: dsdutu@yahoo.com
Office: (225) 383-5741
Cellphone: (504) 782-9347
11. Kamron Saunders (508)
P.O. Box 11
Smithville, TX 78957
Email: ktsutu@yahoo.com
Cellphone: (512) 304-5875
12. John Dunn (756)
203 S. Rolling View Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78253
Email: jadunn@sprynet.com
Office: (210) 413-3379
Cellphone: (210) 413-3379
13. Carl Smith (202)
1515 W. 47th Ave.
Denver, CO 80211
Email: ColoSMARTUnion@gmail.com
Office: (303) 937-0728
Cellphone: (303) 868-5895
14. Lawrence Mozena (872)
P.O. Box 318
Weeping Water, NE 68463
Email: lawrenceandmarymozena@msn.com
Cellphone: (402) 297-9965
15. Tessa Collins (1137)
983 Mulberry Ln.
West Fargo, ND 58078
Email: tessaburkle@gmail.com
Cellphone: (218) 230-3395
16. Jay Seegmiller (166)
825 N. 300 W., Ste. C-145
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Email: utlegis@aol.com
Cellphone: (801) 209-9558
17. Scott Jones (1081)
2742 N. 136th Dr.
Goodyear, AZ 85395
Email: scott2.jones@cox.net
Office: (623) 261-2952
Cellphone: (623) 261-2952
18. Kevin Smith (1813)
8462 Sunset Trail Pl., Unit B
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Email: kelesm62@gmail.com
Cellphone: (909) 532-2385
19. Michael Chappell (1732)
722 Lassen St.
Richmond, CA 94805
Email: mdchappell14@gmail.com
Cellphone: (510) 333-1951
20. Louis Costa (1241)
9233 Twin Brooks Ln.
Stockton, CA 95219
Email: cadlou1@sbcglobal.net
Cellphone: (209) 601-2929
21. Greg Boam (471)
P.O. Box 42091
Eugene, OR 97404
Email: boomerzrf@gmail.com
Cellphone: (541) 915-3145