Amtrak Chief Comments on Market Competition

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Amtrak President Joseph Boardman addressed recent news reports surrounding cuts in company management with comments on the increased level of competition in passenger rail service.

Trains Magazine reports Mr. Boardman explained the need for the company’s restructuring in an email to employees, writing:

“We must operate a more competitive company and it must reflect the realities of the competitive environment today,” he wrote. “We have global competitors coming into our backyard and convincing members of Congress, state, and commuter officials and others that they can do a better job than Amtrak.

AIPRO supports a robust competitive marketplace for providers of all forms of passenger rail service.

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