Anthony R. Coscia Elected as Chairman, Amtrak Board of Directors

WASHINGTON – The Amtrak Board of Directors has elected Anthony R. Coscia to be its next chairman to help guide the future of America’s Railroad® and carry out initiatives to increase ridership and improve operational and financial performance. In addition, the Amtrak board elected Jeffrey R. Moreland as vice-chairman.

An Amtrak board member since June 2010, and current chairman of its Audit and Finance committee, Coscia succeeds departing board chairman Thomas C. Carper whose term on the board expires this month.

“During my five years on the board of directors, Amtrak has made undeniable progress and all board members have worked together successfully, and in bipartisan fashion, to improve our nation’s intercity passenger rail service,” said Carper.

“I am confident Tony and Jeff will provide effective leadership, continue what is working while promoting new initiatives and work closely with President and CEO Joe Boardman to further transform Amtrak so it better delivers on its national mission to provide connectivity and mobility across the country,” Carper added.

“It is an honor to serve as Amtrak’s next chairman and I thank the Obama administration and many members from both houses of Congress whose support for Amtrak has been invaluable,” Coscia said. “On behalf of the Board and Amtrak’s employees I also want to thank Tom Carper and Nancy Naples for their exemplary service as their terms as board members come to an end.”