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National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK)

1 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20001



CHAIRAnthony R. Coscia
Vice ChairJeffrey R. Moreland

MEMBERSChristopher R. Beall
Yvonne B. Burke
Thomas C. Carper
Albert DiClemente
Secretary of TransportationPeter P.M. Buttigieg
Amtrak President / Amtrak Chief Executive OfficerStephen J. Gardner


PRESIDENTStephen J. Gardner

CommercialRoger Harris
ExecutiveStephen J. Gardner
FinancialTracie Winbigler
Human ResourcesQiana Spain
SafetySteve Predmore

Steve Predmore
Qiana Spain
Tracie Winbigler
Capital DeliveryLaura Mason
Digital Technology and InnovationChristian Zacariassen
Marketing and RevenueRoger Harris
Planning, Technology, and Public AffairsStephen J. Gardner
Service Delivery and OperationsScot Naparstek
Strategy, Planning and AccessibilityDennis Newman

Government Affairs and Corporate CommunicationsBruno Maestri

Corporate SecretaryEleanor D. Acheson
General CounselEleanor D. Acheson
Inspector GeneralKevin H. Winters

The National Railroad Passenger Corporation provides intercity rail passenger service in the United States.


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. By developing, operating, and improving U.S. intercity rail passenger service, Amtrak provides a balanced nationwide transportation system.

For Amtrak's statement of organization, see 49 CFR Part 700.


Title 45 of the United States Code (45 U.S.C.) is dedicated to codified statutory material on the subject of "Railroads."

Title 49 of the United States Code (49 U.S.C.) is dedicated to codified statutory material on the subject of "Transportation." Subtitle IV of that Title is dedicated to subject matter dealing with "Interstate Transportation." Part A (sections 10101–11908) of that Subtitle is dedicated to the subject of rail transportation.

Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR) is dedicated to the subject of "Transportation." Codified rules and regulations that are associated with the "the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak)" are assigned to Chapter VII (sections 700.1–700.3) of that Title (49 CFR 700).


Amtrak operates approximately 300 trains per day, serving over 500 stations in 46 States, over a system of nearly 21,500 route miles. Of this route system, Amtrak owns about 530 route miles in the Northeast and several other small track segments elsewhere in the country.

Amtrak owns or leases its stations and owns its repair and maintenance facilities. The Corporation employs a total workforce of approximately 17,000 and provides all reservation, station, and onboard service staffs, as well as train and engine operating crews. Outside the Northeast Corridor, Amtrak has contracts with privately and publicly owned railroads to operate on their track. These railroads are responsible for the condition of the roadbed and for coordinating the flow of traffic.

In fiscal year 2021, customers made more than 12 million trips on Amtrak trains. On an average day, customers made more than 33,300 trips. On behalf of 20 agencies in 17 States, Amtrak is a contract operator for 28 short-distance (less than 750 miles) routes. It also 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 2021, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) was approved. It provides Amtrak with a $22 billion level of investment to advance state-of-good-repair capital projects and fleet acquisitions. It also provides the Federal Railroad Administration with $44 billion for grants to Amtrak, States, and others for rail projects. Together, these provisions represent the largest investment of its kind since Amtrak began operations.

Sources of Information

Business Opportunities

Amtrak provides an online procurement portal to foster business partnerships.

Career Opportunities

Amtrak employs more than 20,000 professionals in a variety of career fields.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Amtrak maintains an online FOIA library. Phone, 202-906-3741.

Great American Stations

The Great American Stations Project educates communities on the benefits of redeveloping train stations, offers tools to community leaders for preserving their stations, and provides the appropriate Amtrak resources.


For a fast way to learn how the U.S. Congress and its passage of key legislation have affected Amtrak, how Amtrak's environmental efforts have evolved, and when Amtrak added service to a local or regional community, visit Amtrak's "Historic Timeline" web page.

Kids Depot

"The Kids Depot" website features a learning zone, park, playground, station, treehouse, workshop, and movies!


Amtrak's Office of the Inspector General posts reports and data on, a text-searchable repository of reports that Federal Inspectors General publish. The Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency operates and maintains the website to increase public access to independent and authoritative information on the Federal Government.

Social Media

Amtrak has a Facebook account.

Amtrak posts photos on its Instagram web page.

Amtrak tweets announcements and other newsworthy items on Twitter.


Official Amtrak merchandise—adult apparel, calendars, headwear, posters, and toys—may be purchased online.

Train Tracker

A train may be tracked online by using the train name, train number, or train station.

For further information, contact the Government Affairs Department, Amtrak, 1 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20001. Phone, 202-906-3918.