Statement from Amtrak Board of Directors Chairman Tony Coscia

December 16, 2015

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WASHINGTON – Tony Coscia and Derek Kan were recently confirmed by the Senate to serve terms on the Amtrak board of directors.  Coscia, currently the Chairman of the board of directors, was appointed to another five-year term. Coscia offered the following statement:

“I thank the Administration and Senate for the nomination and confirmation to continue to help guide the future of America’s Railroad.  We have made significant progress during my five years on the board, and I look forward to working with the other board members, executive leadership and the employees to continue to grow ridership, increase operational efficiencies and improve the company’s financial position.

“Additionally, I want to welcome Derek Kan to the Amtrak board of directors. Derek brings a wealth of knowledge, including transportation experience to the board.  As a California resident, Derek will join current board member Yvonne Brathwaite Burke as a representative of the state with the second-highest level of ridership in the nation and three of the four most heavily traveled Amtrak routes outside of the Northeast.”

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