Shuster & Denham Statement on Selection of Wick Moorman as Amtrak CEO
For Immediate Release: August 20, 2016
Contact: Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446
Washington, DC – Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee Chairman Jeff Denham (R-CA) released the following statement following the announcement that Charles “Wick” Moorman, former Chairman, President, and CEO of Norfolk Southern, has been selected as the new CEO of Amtrak:
“This is promising news from Amtrak. We encouraged the passenger railroad to search for candidates with the vision and management skills to successfully implement new reforms and improve performance, and Wick Moorman has the necessary qualifications. He knows the railroad business extremely well, and we believe he is capable of running Amtrak like a business, rather than a bureaucracy. This will be essential to improving U.S. passenger rail service, and fostering a more business-like structure at Amtrak was our goal in the rail provisions of the FAST Act. We appreciate the service and dedication of Joe Boardman, and look forward to continued improvement at Amtrak under Wick’s leadership.”
Shuster and Denham sent this letter to Amtrak’s chairman of the board in February, in regard to the search for a new CEO.