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408 U.S. GOVERNMENT MANUAL
Officers
Vice President, Human Resources and Diversity
Initiatives
LORRAINE A. GREEN
Vice President, Labor Relations (VACANCY)
Vice President, Marketing and Product
Management
EMMETT FREMAUX
Vice President, Security, Strategy, and Special
Operations
WILLIAM ROONEY
Vice President, Strategic Partnerships STEPHEN J. GARDNER
Chief Financial Officer D. J. STADTLER
Chief Information Officer EDTRAINOR
Chief Operating Officer WILLIAM L. CROSBIE
Inspector General TED ALVES
[For the National Railroad Passenger Corporation statement of organization, see the Code of Federal
Regulations, Title 49, Part 700]
The National Railroad Passenger Corporation provides intercity rail passenger service
in the United States.
The National Railroad Passenger
Corporation (Amtrak) was created
by the Rail Passenger Service Act of
1970, as amended (49 U.S.C. 241),
and was incorporated under the laws
of the District of Columbia to provide a
balanced national transportation system
by developing, operating, and improving
U.S. intercity rail passenger service.
Amtrak operates approximately 300
trains per day, serving over 500 stations
in 46 States, over a system of 21,800
route miles. Of this route system, Amtrak
owns about 530 route miles in the
Northeast and several other small track
segments elsewhere in the country.
Amtrak owns or leases its stations and
owns its own repair and maintenance
facilities. The Corporation employs a
total workforce of approximately 19,000
and provides all reservation, station, and
onboard service staffs, as well as train
and engine operating crews. Outside the
Northeast Corridor, Amtrak may enter
into contracts with privately or publicly
owned railroads to operate over their
track. These railroads are responsible
for the condition of the roadbed and for
coordinating the flow of traffic.
In fiscal year 2009, Amtrak transported
over 27 million people with 74,000
passengers traveling on Amtrak per day.
Also, Amtrak runs commuter trains under
contract with several commuter agencies.
Although Amtrak’s basic route
system was originally designated by
the Secretary of Transportation in 1971,
modifications have been made to the
Amtrak system and to individual routes
that have resulted in more efficient and
cost-effective operations. Capital funding
has increased in recent years, allowing
Amtrak to make progress in bringing its
network to a state of good repair and in
reducing debt load.
For further information, contact the Government Affairs Department, Amtrak, 60 Massachusetts Avenue NE.,
Washington, DC 20002. Phone, 202–906–3918. Internet, http://www.amtrak.com.
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National Science Board
Chair RAY M. BOWEN

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