Vol. 6 No. (*Extra*)
November 9, 2005

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Destination:Freedom
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Amtrak President David Gunn Fired
 

 

Amtrak President David Gunn Fired

Amtrak President David Gunn, perhaps the most effective manager in Amtrak’s history, was fired by Amtrak Board Chairman David Laney Wednesday morning over “philosophical differences”, according to sources speaking with The National Corridors Initiative. It was reportedly the first time Laney had met with Gunn in several months.

Laney’s action comes only days after the Senate overwhelmingly (93-6) passed legislation to capitalize Amtrak at $11. billion over a six-year period.

Laney, who was previously on record as opposing Administration plans to break up Amtrak, is now seen as a part of that effort. An announcement regarding Amtrak’s future is expected soon. Many people believe that the Administration will attempt to sell off the Northeast Corridor to a consortium of private interests. Administration officials are reportedly in the process of meeting with the private sector organizations involved.

 

Jim Repass - President & CEO, NCI Inc.
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