The Railway Age magazine January 2014 issue features an extensive, in-depth interview with its Railroader of the Year, Amtrak CEO and President Joe Boardman.

In a wide-ranging conversation with Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono, Boardman talks about his lifelong career in transportation, his tenure at Amtrak, and his views on not only the company’s future, but on the importance of transportation to the U.S. economy and the nation’s standing in the global economy.

Take a look at highlights from Vantuono’s interview aboard Amtrak’s special10001 Business Car.

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