Amtrak CEO: America’s Railroad Can’t Live In ‘Survival Mode’

Amtrak President and CEO Joseph Boardman was interviewed on camera by Bloomberg TV for a profile about him and his role as the government-subsidized rail corporation’s leader. In the interview, Boardman says that Amtrak has lived in “survival mode” for the past 40 years when it comes to funding, and can’t exist in that state anymore.

“We either grow or we die,” Boardman said.

Boardman also told Bloomberg TV that he thinks the “best place” for high-speed rail is the Northeast Corridor between Boston and Washington, D.C., notably not mentioning California, where the state government is moving forward with plans to develop its own high-speed rail system. Watch the full video below via Bloomberg TV


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