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National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK)

1 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20001



CHAIRAnthony R. Coscia
Vice ChairJeffrey R. Moreland

MemberChristopher R. Beall
MemberYvonne B. Burke
MemberThomas C. Carper
MemberAlbert DiClemente

Amtrak President / Amtrak Co-Chief Executive Officer (ex officio)Richard H. Anderson
Secretary of Transportation (ex officio)Elaine Chao


Co-Chief Executive OfficerC. Wickcliffe Moorman IV

AdministrationDonald J. Stadtler
Chief Financial OfficerWilliam N. Feidt
Chief Legal Officer / Corporate Secretary / General CounselEleanor D. Acheson
Chief Operations OfficerScot Naparstek
Marketing and Business DevelopmentJason Molfetas
Planning, Technology, and Public AffairsStephen J. Gardner
Inspector GeneralThomas Howard

The above list of key personnel was updated 09–2017.

The above list of key personnel was updated 09–2017.

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.

Amtrak operates approximately 300 trains per day, serving over 500 stations in 46 States, over a system of 22,000 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 20,000 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 2016, Amtrak transported over 31 million people, 85,000 passengers traveling per day. On behalf of 21 agencies in 18 States, Amtrak is a contract operator for corridor services on 29 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. Increased capital funding in recent years has allowed Amtrak to reduce its debt load and make progress in bringing its network to a state of good repair.

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.