Transportation committee leaders want visionary leader for Amtrak

February 4, 2016 Todd DeFeo

Amtrak’s next president needs the vision and management skills to implement new reforms and improve the passenger railroad’s performance, a pair of Republicans on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee said in a letter to the railroad’s Board of Directors. Current Amtrak President and CEO Joseph Boardman is retiring later this year. Amtrak’s Board of Directors is conducting a search for a replacement. The recently approved Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act includes a five-year reauthorization of Amtrak.