MARP Member Meeting
Saturday, June 11, 2016
10 a.m. to Noon
John D. Dingell Transit Center (Amtrak Station)
21201 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48124
The new Dearborn Amtrak station which opened as the John D. Dingell Transit Center in December of 2014 will be the venue for the June 11 MARP general membership meeting.
The meeting will feature a presentation titled “Presidential Travel By Train”. The speaker will be Radford Jones who, as a U. S. Secret Service agent, was responsible for security of six U.S. Presidents as well as security coordination during the 1976 Presidential inauguration and advance teams for three political conventions. In 2009 he was recognized by Security Magazine as one of the 25 most influential persons in security. Audiences in SE Michigan have found Mr. Jones’s telling of the history of the Secret Service and his experiences with the Kennedy tenure entertaining as well as informative.
Mr. Jones is a native of Hillsdale MI. Retiring after 21 years with the U.S. Secret Service, he became the manager of security and fire protection for Ford Motor Company. Subsequently, he taught in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University and directed the school’s Criminal Justice online degree program.
His freelanced Move It On (MIO) Railroad System, Hillsdale Division, a New York Central connector, duplicates many locations he visited during his year career with the U. S. Secret Service.
Please plan to join your fellow members and friends for the usual no-host lunch following the meeting.
If you are interested in ride-sharing to the meeting, simply reply to this link. We will do our best to match you up with a ride or riders.
MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION OF RAILROAD PASSENGERS