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Amtrak Names Roger Harris President

June 23, 2022

For Immediate Release (22-09)
Contact: Madison Butler, [email protected]

Amtrak Names Roger Harris President

WASHINGTON -- Rail Passengers President & CEO Jim Mathews released the following statement after it was announced that Amtrak CCO Roger Harris was being promoted to the role of President by CEO Stephen Gardner:

"Rail Passengers congratulates Roger Harris on assuming the role of Amtrak President at such a crucial time in the railroad's history. In my experience, Roger has proven to be thoughtful, dynamic, and committed to looking for ways to make things better for passengers. The Association has a strong track record of working together with Roger on issues critical to customers, and we look forward to continuing this strong and positive partnership as Amtrak looks to make good on promises to improve the customer experience, add routes across the country, and expand service in the hundreds of communities where Amtrak today serves as an economic engine."


About Rail Passengers Association

The Rail Passengers Association is the oldest and largest national organization serving as a voice for the more than 40 million rail passengers in the U.S. Our mission is to improve and expand conventional intercity and regional passenger train services, support higher speed rail initiatives, increase connectivity among all forms of transportation and ensure safety for our country's trains and passengers. All of this makes communities safer, more accessible and more productive, improving the lives of everyone who lives, works and plays in towns all across America.