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October 30, 2021

Statement from Amtrak CEO Bill Flynn on the passing of Amtrak Board member, Linwood Holton

We are saddened to learn about the passing of former Amtrak Board member, Linwood Holton. Gov. Holton was a fierce advocate of passenger rail and the Amtrak community owe him a debt of gratitude for his vision, commitment and accomplishment as he championed expanded service.

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