Amtrak’s CEO Receives Contract Extension

Joe Boardman Amtrak President and CEO

I am honored that Amtrak’s Board of Directors has given me the opportunity to continue to work side-by-side with employees across the company. Together we have experienced many accomplishments, and I look forward to the opportunities ahead.

Joseph Boardman
Amtrak CEO and President

6 comments
steve schaffer
steve schaffer

Dear Mr. Boardman,

Let me tell what my daughter and I are NOT doing this weekend; taking the train from Emeryville, CA to Reno, NV and return. Why? Because the Amtrack system seems unable to estimate and position itself for increased ridership - during the school vacation/holiday time. I was told you were "all sold out" by the nice woman on the telephone (because I got frustrated by the website and the Ask Julie silliness) when I inquired. 

Are there no extra cars to be put in service - even from other less traveled areas - when seats are scarce? Does Amtrack not have the systems in place to recognize growing demand (or even seasonal patterns?) and then respond quickly so that revenue is increased and customers are given great service?

The airlines are now known for reducing capacity (planes and seats) and then screwing up multiple created charges to milk their customers.

You hopefully realize that we love train travel and are forced to put up with airline misbehavior and wish you all the best in spite of the idealogues running the Republican party and the House.

Being an older person I have watched bus transit systems cut hours of operation and bus routes only to then announce that ridership was down. Duh?

Best regards,

Steve Schaffer

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rudy rosa
rudy rosa

Mr. Boardman outstanding job your doing with Amtrak, from a fellow disabled Veteran, I know your helping us vets in the employment field with Amtrak. I have 2 degrees in information systems that the Veterans Administration paid for but every time I apply, one of your employees by the name of Mr. Woodford always turns me down for people less qualified than me. I have friends that work at Amtrak and they tell me its a great place to work. Can you help a fellow Vet, rudyrosa1023yahoo. TY

MarkRodriguez
MarkRodriguez

Sincere congratulations Mr. Boardman!  My wife and I (and lately our grandson) have traveled exclusively for many years on Amtrak,  Your years have seen a marked improvement.  Thank you for your dedication to a service we so desperately need.  Now if Iowa could just get it together to bring service to Iowa City, Ia.  (my legislators have been given an earful)  Another rail option (for us) is ALWAYS good to make that connection in Chicago!  Thanks again for all your hard work,  It IS noticed.  Mark, Sharon and Soul 

selah4611
selah4611

Great News Joe!

My name is Ron Horne and I am a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) have worked with Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) for 13 years and I am looking  for new career opportunities with Amtrack. I  currently work in the Revenue Operations Department as a Senior Revenue Auditor and dream of  using my experiance working with Amtrack on a federal level.

jimhudson78666
jimhudson78666

Good News! Not just another Washington Empty Suit! Go Joe Go!!!!

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