Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman announces retirement

December 10, 2015

Written by  Carolina Worrell, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine


Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman informed the Amtrak Board of Directors on Dec. 9, 2015 that he plans to retire from Amtrak in September 2016, following nearly eight years of service with the railroad.Website Insert Passenger Trains Very Well copy

Under his leadership, Boardman, a former Railway Age Railroader of the Year, helped Amtrak experience many accomplishments including record ridership and revenue, improved operating cost recovery, procurement of new equipment, enhanced passenger services, expansion of service and advancement of critical infrastructure projects, the railroad said.

“When I look back at this time I see so many accomplishments and so many changes we made to make America’s railroad a stronger, safer and more important part of our nation’s transportation system,” said Boardman in a letter to employees.

Boardman will work closely with Amtrak’s Board of Directors as they begin the search for a new CEO.

Joe Boardman’s full letter to employees is as follows:

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