WASHINGTON – Amtrak announces it has named Michael Logue chief safety officer effective July 29, 2013. He will report directly to DJ Stadtler, vice president of operations.
As chief safety officer, Michael will be responsible for planning, directing and overseeing the safety activities and standards of Amtrak departments to achieve continuous improvement in employee and passenger safety, including the railroad’s Safe-2-Safer behavior-based cultural safety program. In addition, he will provide oversight of Amtrak compliance with safety regulations and participation in current and emerging industry safety practices.
Michael has 36 years of experience in the railroad industry with the last 30 years at the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). He currently serves as the acting associate administrator for railroad safety and chief safety officer at FRA where he is responsible for providing regulatory oversight for rail safety in the United States and overseeing the development and enforcement of safety regulations and programs related to the rail industry.
He simultaneously holds the position of associate administrator for administration where he is responsible for human resources, information technology, acquisitions and support services. His many achievements at FRA include being instrumental in cost savings initiatives.
Prior to joining the FRA, Michael worked for Conrail as a yard clerk, yardmaster, fireman, locomotive engineer and trackman. He holds both a Master’s degree in general administration and a Bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Maryland University College. He has also attended programs at Harvard University and the Federal Executive Institute.
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