Amtrak Welcomes Aboard U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao

January 31, 2017

Amtrak Board Chairman Tony Coscia and President and CEO Wick Moorman issued the following statements:

“Amtrak congratulates Elaine Chao on her confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Transportation. We also welcome Secretary Chao to the Amtrak Board of Directors where we look forward to working with her as we continue to strengthen Amtrak,” said Amtrak Board Chairman Tony Coscia.

“As a former deputy secretary of transportation, Secretary Chao understands the importance of mobility and high-quality infrastructure to the American people and our economy.  We are eager to work with Secretary Chao and the department on ways to advance these goals,” said Amtrak President & CEO Wick Moorman.

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