CEO: ‘Let us Take you Somewhere New this Year’

Amtrak CEO Joe BoardmanToday marks the 42nd birthday of Amtrak, America’s Railroad, and there’s a lot to celebrate.

Not only have we connected more than 500 destinations across the country, but we’ve employed tens of thousands of Americans, including the more than 20,000 folks who keep your trains running 365 days a year.

We’re also proud of the fact that our new eTicketing system earned us a national award and a high-profile advertising campaign, which you can read more about here.

I could go on, but the most important thing to do on a birthday is to make a wish.

So, for our 42nd anniversary, my wish is that we’ll get to take you somewhere new this year. Unplug your iPods, decide on a destination, grab your friends and family, then let us handle the rest.

We’re thankful for your decades of loyalty and hope to see you on the rails sometime soon!

Joseph Boardman
Amtrak CEO and President

9 comments
hilandhobo
hilandhobo

Dear AMTRAK,  I live in an area where my departure point could be either Stockton, Sacramento or Emeryville.  I thought manyn times that I would like to take a train to Los Angeles, but everytime I try to book it it tells me I must take a bus from Bakersfield to complete the journey.  Trips from Portland to LA or Seattle to LA do not have to take a bus from Bakersfield.  Why must I ?

BradleyDCupp
BradleyDCupp

Happy Birthday Amtrak.  I am proud to have you as America's Railroad.  Have a trip planned on the Silver Star for May 11th for the best holiday of the year.

lordlnyc
lordlnyc

Happy Birthday Amtrak the best way to travel!!

margielee
margielee

will be  enjoying my trip to orlando visiting grandbabies, same trip i took 2 years ago, the  folks on it were awesome people...come on august!!

Amtrak
Amtrak moderator

@BradleyDCupp That's National Train Day! You should see celebrations along the way!

Amtrak
Amtrak moderator

@margielee Glad to hear that! Don't forget to take lots of pics!

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  1. [...] May 2013 marks Amtrak's 42nd anniversary, and Joe Boardman, Amtrak CEO, has a special wish this year!"So, for our 42nd anniversary, my wish is that we’ll get to take you somewhere new this year. Unplug your iPods, decide on a destination, grab your friends and family, then let us handle the rest."  [...]

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