WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 7, 2019 – Ian Jefferies, president and CEO of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), issued the following statement in reaction to the death of Joe Boardman, former president of Amtrak and Federal Railroad Administrator.

“During his more than 40 years in the industry, Joe Boardman’s work was more than just improving transportation; it was grounded in a mission to bring people together. I am deeply saddened by the news of his passing and would like to extend my sympathies to his wife Joanne and the rest of the Boardman family.”


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