SMART TD Alumni Association Benefits

Join the SMART TD Alumni Association Today!



Retired SMART TD (formerly UTU) members in the U.S. and Canada, as well as those individuals nearing retirement or interested in pension and other issues affecting transportation-labor families, are invited to participate in a voluntary program designed especially for them, the SMART TD Alumni Association. With annual dues set at only US $9 per year, membership in this fast-growing program doesn’t cost — it pays!

See the list below or this printable list of benefits that SMART TD Alumni Association members enjoy.


SMART Transportation Division News

Continue receiving the SMART Transportation Division News after you retire, the official publication of the SMART Transportation Division. The SMART TD News covers items of interest to retired and active workers from the transportation industry, including developments affecting Railroad Retirement, Social Security and disability pensions.




The Final Call

final callAlumni Association members in good standing are automatically put in “The Final Call” section, the notice of recent deaths carried in the SMART Transportation Division News.




Embroidered baseball cap

New Alumni Association members receive a high-quality navy blue baseball cap with the Alumni Association logo in blue and silver. The SMART TD website address is featured on the back of the cap in silver.




Alumni Association lapel pin

New Alumni Association members receive a silver die struck color-filled silver lapel pin upon signing up. The pin is 1 7/16″ long and features a military clutch for easy fastening.


Alumni Association decal

Upon signing up for the Alumni Association, members receive a blue and white sticker to show off their Alumni Association pride.



Annual calendar

Alumni members receive an annual SMART TD full-size calendar featuring a variety of photographs taken by active and retired SMART TD members. This calendar, which features photos from the transportation industry, will help you to keep track of important dates.



Hotel discounts

hotel room; motel roomSMART TD Alumni Association members can take advantage of special discounts, from 10 to 15 percent off the standard room rates.



Car rental discounts

NCR logo; National Car Rental Logo; car rental; National Car RentalAlumni Association members can receive discounts on car-rental rates at National Car Rental. A current SMART TD Alumni Association membership card is required. Call 800-CAR-RENT (800-227-7368) and refer to ID number 1008107 and contract ID number 5005467, to receive the discount at the rental location. Visit National’s website by clicking here.


Phone discounts

AT&T Wireless is offering special rates on phones and service. SMART TD Alumni Association members can get up to 15 percent off AT&T Wireless cellular-service bills. Visit the AT&T website, or visit the AT&T store near you. Mention FAN# 3508840. Members may also call 800-897-7046. To locate the AT&T store nearest you, click here.



Free hearing aid screenings and discounts

Members receive free screenings and discounts on hearing aids through Amplifon Hearing Health Care. To take advantage of this offer, go to or call Amplifon at 1-877-310-3057.


Representation in Washington and your state capitol

SMART Transportation Division officials are always keeping watch on legislation that affects SMART TD retirees, including Railroad Retirement, Social Security and Medicare.




Enrollment in the Alumni Association chapter nearest you

Click here for a list of Alumni Association chapters. Don’t see one close to you, contact Alumni Association National Coordinator Carl Cochran for information on how you can start your own chapter. Cochran can be reached by calling 305-821-7015 or by email at


To join the SMART TD Alumni Association, fill out an application with your name and address (including local number, if applicable) along with a check or money order payable to “SMART TD Alumni Association” in the amount of $9 (U.S. funds only, please) for one year’s membership to:

SMART TD Alumni Association,
24950 Country Club Blvd.,
Suite 340,
North Olmsted, OH 44070-5333

Please allow six to eight weeks for memberships to become activated and for the new-member kit to arrive.

To download an application for membership in the SMART TD Alumni Association, click here.

If you would like to receive email updates from the SMART TD regarding important news and other information affecting both active and retired SMART TD members, please send your name, local number, home address and email address to the SMART TD Alumni Association by clicking on the link below. Be sure to double check the information for accuracy before sending your email registration. Your email address will be kept confidential. It will not be sold, traded or given to anyone else.

Register your email address.