Al Engel to Lead Amtrak High-Speed Rail Initiatives

WASHINGTON – Albrecht “Al” P. Engel, P.E. — recognized rail transportation professional and passionate high-speed rail advocate — is joining Amtrak as vice president of a new High-Speed Rail department and will lead initiatives to grow Amtrak’s role as the premier operator of high-speed passenger rail service in the U.S.

Engel has more than 40 years of experience in the rail transportation business and over that time has been active in the study, advocacy and development of high-speed rail projects, including equipment procurement and infrastructure work on the Northeast Corridor in advance of the launch of Amtrak high-speed Acela Express service.

He currently serves as vice president and High-Speed Rail director with AECOM, a global provider of professional, technical and management support services and is on the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) board of directors.