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Opinion: Defining Amtrak’s true mission

(Source: Railway Age opinion column by Tony Coscia, November 23, 2020. Mr. Coscia is Chairman of the Amtrak Board of Directors.)

NEW YORK — It has been an honor to serve on the Amtrak Board for the past decade. I am extremely proud of the hardworking employees at Amtrak who keep America moving. Our current circumstances remind us of just how fortunate we are to have their commitment and dedication. It is because of their efforts that Amtrak began 2020 in the strongest position since we were created nearly 50 years ago. Ridership, revenue and financial performance were at record levels. With the support of our state partners, Amtrak was on track to generate revenues exceeding operating expenses for the first time ever. The company began preparing for next generation Acela trains, and had a bold vision of expanding train service in new and existing corridors across the country.

Full story: Railway Age

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

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