Amtrak’s Boardman praises new corporate alliance for infrastructure investment

March 25, 2014

Amtrak President and Chief Executive Officer Joe Boardman has expressed his support for a new business coalition that aims to raise attention to the need for greater investment in the nation’s transportation infrastructure.

The Alliance for American Competitiveness (AFAC) — which includes major corporations such as BNSF Railway Co., UPS, Honeywell, Dow Chemical and Caterpillar — will bring attention to the need for strategic investment in infrastructure and its relationship to American competitiveness in the global economy. — Progressive Railroading

BNSF Railway Executive Chairman Matt Rose said, “BNSF’s role in the supply chain is interrelated with every other mode of transportation, so federal surface transportation policy matters, even though freight rail infrastructure is paid for through railroad revenues and not public funding… BNSF is proud to be a part of the Alliance for American Competitiveness. Improving our nation’s transportation infrastructure system is essential to the success of our company, as well as the thousands of businesses we support throughout the country…”

Rest of the story in Progressive Railroading (25 March 2014), and in Mass Transit Magazine (24 March 2014).

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