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Amtrak Board Appointments: Why No Advocate for Rail Passengers?... Again.

After a months-long delay, President Joe Biden recently named 5 appointees to Amtrak’s board of directors. While we’re sure they are mostly qualified and deserving of being named to the body that will guide Amtrak’s future, we must still ask.

Why is there no one representing the growing number of Americans who use Amtrak.... those who choose to travel by train for business or to connect with jobs, education, health care or just to travel on vacation, go to a ball game or take in a concert in another city?

Could the White House staff not find a qualified candidate to make sure Amtrak’s users have a voice?