[United States Government Manual]
[June 01, 2008]
[Pages 473-474]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office, www.gpo.gov]

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60 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Washington, DC 20002

Phone, 202-906-3000. Internet, www.amtrak.com.
Board of Directors:                                 

Chairman                                          Donna McLean
Members                                           Mary E. Peters 
                                                          (Secretary of 
                                                          , R. Hunter 
                                                          Biden, Tom 
                                                          Carper, Nancy 
                                                          Naples, (2 


President and Chief Executive Officer             Alex Kummant

Chief Financial Officer                           William H. Campbell

Vice President, Labor Relations                   Joseph M. Bress

Chief Operating Officer                           William L. Crosbie

Vice President, Human Resources and Diversity     Lorraine A. Green

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and        Anne Witt
        Business Development

Vice President, Government Affairs and Corporate  Joseph H. McHugh

Vice President, Marketing and Product Management  Emmett Fremaux

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary           Eleanor D. Acheson

Vice President, Security, Strategy and Special    William Rooney

Chief Information Officer                         Ed Trainor

Inspector General                                 Fred E. Weiderhold

[For the National Railroad Passenger Corporation statement of 
        organization, see the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, 
        Part 700]


The National Railroad Passenger Corporation was established by Congress 
to meet the Nation's intercity passenger transportation needs.

The National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) was created by the 
Rail Passenger Service Act of 1970, as amended (49 U.S.C. 241), and was 
incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia to provide a 
balanced national transportation      system by developing, operating, 
and improving U.S. intercity rail passenger service.
    Amtrak operates approximately 300 trains per day, serving over 500 
stations in 46 States, over a system of 21,800 route miles. Of this 
route system,      Amtrak owns about 530 route miles      in the 
Northeast and several other      small track segments elsewhere in the 
    Amtrak owns or leases its stations and owns its own repair and 
maintenance facilities. The Corporation employs a total workforce of 
approximately 18,600 and provides all reservation, station, and on-board 
service staffs, as well as train and engine operating crews. Outside the 
Northeast Corridor, Amtrak contracts with privately or publicly owned

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railroads for the right to operate over their track. Under contract, 
these railroads are responsible for the condition of the roadbed and for 
coordinating the flow of traffic.
    In fiscal year 2007, Amtrak transported over 25 million people with 
71,000 passengers traveling on Amtrak per day. Also, Amtrak runs 
commuter trains under contract with several commuter agencies.
    Although Amtrak's basic route system was originally designated by 
the Secretary of Transportation in 1971, modifications have been made to 
the Amtrak system and to individual routes that have resulted in more 
efficient and cost-effective operations. In the face of budget 
constraints, new service will only be added if a State agrees to cover 
any operating losses.

For further information, contact the Government Affairs Department, 
Amtrak, 60 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Washington, DC 20002. Phone, 202-
906-3918. Internet, www.amtrak.com.

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