Joe Boardman

Joe Boardman

President and CEO

Joseph H. Boardman was appointed President and CEO by Amtrak’s board of directors, effective November 26, 2008. Prior to his appointment, Boardman was a member of the Amtrak board of directors and had served as the U.S. Federal Railroad Administrator. Amtrak operates approximately 300 passenger trains per day, serving more than 500 stations in 46 states over a 21,000-mile system. In FY13, Amtrak carried 31.6 million passengers, an all-time record.

A Message from President and CEO Joe Boardman Regarding Restoration of Service on the Northeast Corridor

A Message from President and CEO Joe Boardman Regarding Restoration of Service on the Northeast Corridor

At Amtrak, the safety of our passengers and crew remains our number one priority. Since the tragic derailment, Amtrak staff and crew have been working around the clock to repair the infrastructure necessary to restore service for all the passengers who travel along the Northeast Corridor. Our repairs have been made with the utmost care and emphasis on safety, including ...

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A Message from President and CEO Joe Boardman on Train 188

A Message from President and CEO Joe Boardman on Train 188

The derailment of Northeast Regional Train 188 was a terrible tragedy that we are responding to with every resource we have available. The National Transportation Safety Board is leading the investigation to determine the cause of the incident, and Amtrak is providing full cooperation. With truly heavy hearts, we mourn those who died. Their loss leaves holes in the lives ...

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CEO Addresses Amtrak’s Commitment to the Environment

CEO Addresses Amtrak’s Commitment to the Environment

Today, I had the pleasure of participating on a transportation panel at the On Track for Clean and Green Transport Climate Change event at the future Moyihan Station in New York City. I was among colleagues who like me, are committed to finding sustainable transportation practices. For 43 years, Amtrak has connected small towns to city centers. As the country has evolved and grown, ...

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Amtrak CEO Makes Work Resolution for Google

Amtrak CEO Makes Work Resolution for Google

I was recently asked by Google to join its #WorkResolutions campaign for the New Year. The tech giant is challenging people everywhere to improve the way they work. Immediately I knew the work resolution I would be following in 2014.

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Amtrak CEO Thanks Fellow Veterans

Amtrak CEO Thanks Fellow Veterans

I am proud to say that I am a Vietnam veteran, and I reserve a special place in my heart for holidays like Veterans Day. Today, I hope you will join me in thanking America's veterans. Since our inception, Amtrak has had a close relationship with the armed services, spanning several international conflicts and multiple generations. As an organization we recently ...

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Improving our Food and Beverage Service

Improving our Food and Beverage Service

If you have ever experienced one of our long-distance trains, even a short distance, you know the train is a small community on wheels. As you pass through the countryside, you spend time catching up with family and friends, and many times, spending a good deal of time meeting new people and exchanging stories. At the heart of our onboard ...

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Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

This week marks the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, an important piece of legislation that is based on the principal that Americans with disabilities should be afforded the same rights and opportunities as all other Americans. We are proud to serve as an important mode of transportation for people with disabilities. We have taken many significant steps ...

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We’re Hiring America’s Veterans!

We’re Hiring America’s Veterans!

Today we're excited to announce that we're making a corporate commitment to ensure 25 percent of our new hires are veterans by 2015! “I’m honored and proud to add more of our country’s service men and women to the Amtrak team,” says Amtrak president and CEO Joe Boardman, who is a Vietnam veteran. That means that over the next year we ...

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Amtrak’s CEO Receives Contract Extension

Amtrak’s CEO Receives Contract Extension

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

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

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

Today 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 ...

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Welcome Aboard!

Welcome Aboard!

In a year of many milestones, including record ridership, reduced government dependency and expanded services, I’m happy to welcome you to a new way to engage with America’s Railroad—our blog. “All Aboard” is the official blog of Amtrak, which serves 500 destinations across 46 states and three Canadian provinces. We take pride in the fact that we connect not just ...

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