The American Railway and Airway Supervisors Association - TCU/IAM

Welcome to ARASA Lodge 5197

Metro North Railroad's M of W Supervisors

About Us

ARASA Supervisors

Supervisors from the Track, Structures and Building Maintenance Departments which supervise the maintenance of the Railroads infrastructure across 3 states including:

  • 775 mile of Track
  • 124 Passenger Stations
  • Grand Central Terminal
  • 1100 movable, above grade and below grade Bridges
  • All Yards and Repair Facilities

To safely move 86.5 million customers  in and out of                       New York City yearly.

Our Executive Board

  • General Chairman - Greg McConnell
  • President - Lamont Dobson
  • FST / Recording Secrty - Jeff Vuksta
  • Vice President - Jim Donlon

Board of Trustees

  • Chairman - Anthony Caruso
  • Trustee - Andy Zagajeski
  • Trustee - Eric Williams
  • Trustee - John Boddie

File links

Click on a file to download.

ARASA 5197 / Metro North - CBA (pdf)


MTA Pension Calculator (xls)


Grievance status (xlsx)


ARASA Structures Roster (xls)


ARASA Track Roster (xls)


ARSA Grievance Form (pdf)


News and Events

Upcoming Monthly Meeting

When - Thursday July 6th @ 5:30 PM

Where - Prontos - Croton on Hudson, NY

Previous Meeting notes

  • Financials reviewed and accepted
  • Discussions on current Grievances and Appeals.
  • Appointment of new Trustees Eric Williams and John Boddie
  • Insurance presentation by outside Agency.

From the Bargaining front

  • Still awaiting the 28 month CBA offered to LIRR to ratify on their property.
  • Current ARASA 5197 M of U expires in July of 2017.
  • Section 6 notices filed with MNR.


  • May 25th - Structures Assistant Supervisor Marc Tiso.
  • May 26th - Eric lane - Track Welding Supervisor.
  • June 1st - Russel Schneider - GCT Supervisor.

Best wishes for a Happy and Healthy Retirement.


  • Eric Williams to Track Supervisor on May 24th
  • John Boddie to Structures Supervisor on May 24th

Annual Computer Based Training

It is time again for the annual Computer Based Training, and the opportunity to be compensated for completing it outside of your tour of duty. Compensation for such will be twelve (12) hours of pay at the straight time rate. All required courses will be available as of June 1, 2017 on the MTABSC website. Three deadlines have been set up for completion. They are as follows:

  1.   Complete all required training by September 1, 2017 and receive the 12 hours pay by September 28th. 
  2.  Complete all required training by December 8, 2017 and receive the 12 hours pay by December 28th. 
  3.  (FINAL) Complete all required training by December 15, 2017 and receive the 12 hours pay in January of 2018.     

Web Links

Rairoad Retirement


TCU/IAM International

Prudential 401K/457

MTA Perks