For the past eight years, Joe Boardman has been an exemplary leader for Amtrak. In his over 30 years working in the transportation industry, Joe has been a tireless and extremely effective advocate for improved passenger rail throughout the U.S who has showed time and again he is open to new ideas and technologies. And his legacy will certainly be reflected in the attention he paid to his customers, the compassion he shared for all Amtrak employees, and through the improved mobility he’s helped realize across the nation and in particular along the Northeast Corridor between Boston and Washington, DC.
As Amtrak moves into its next era of leadership, we congratulate Joe on his accomplishments and thank him for the lasting impact his steadfast direction will have on American rail travel. At Siemens, we’ve been lucky enough to work closely with Joe and the Amtrak team as a technology and service partner and we understand from first-hand experience the culture of success that Joe has helped build will last for many years to come.
Amtrak has made a strong commitment to continue building its strength and success with the announcement of its new President and CEO Wick Moorman, who is ending his brief retirement from Norfolk Southern to succeed Joe. Bringing with him a lifetime of railroading experience, Mr. Moorman’s understanding of the industry will help Amtrak to continue its track record of improving service and safety for its riders. We look forward to the next chapter in Amtrak’s history and are thrilled to work with Mr. Moorman as he leads U.S. passenger rail travel into the future.