Anderson was named Aviation Week's Person of the Year in 2015. That project would add two new tracks beneath the Hudson River between NY and New Jersey, allowing the railroad to perform a badly needed overhaul of the railroad's 106-year-old existing tunnels, and eventually to run more trains on the busy Northeast Corridor.
Both New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have threatened to withhold the rent due to Amtrak for their states' respective commuter railroads, because of the service disruptions caused by the track issues and fix work at the station, the busiest in the country. "The board believes he is the right leader at the right time to drive the quality of customer service that our passengers, partners and stakeholders expect and deserve while continuing our path toward operational and financial excellence", Amtrak board chairman Tony Cosia said in a news release announcing Anderson's appointment. Anderson began his airline career in the legal division Continental Airlines. He is expected to take over his new role with Amtrak on July 12 but will serve alongside Amtrak's current CEO Wick Moorman through December 31. "The board also appreciates all that Wick continues to do to improve Amtrak's safety culture and strengthen our operating performance, including the important renewal work at New York Penn Station".
This announcement comes at a tumultuous time for America's passenger rail provider.
While lacking railroad experience, Anderson has an extensive background as an executive. He merged Delta and Northwest in 2008.
During his tenure, Delta outpaced its peers in on-time performance, grew rapidly in top business markets such as NY and acquired stakes in airlines in the United Kingdom, China, Mexico and Brazil.
Richard Anderson stated "The AAR and its members welcome Richard Anderson in his new role as President and CEO of Amtrak, a vital passenger rail service to the United States".
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But after the stinging defeats in SC and Georgia , Democrats and liberal pressure groups are searching for what went wrong. Seeing these results, Hillary may have thought they would bear fruit for her when Oprah endorsed her candidacy in 2016.
England's under-21 side face Germany on Tuesday evening hoping to secure their place in the final of the European Championships. Of the semi-finalists here England's squad accumulated half as many top-flight minutes for their respective clubs last season.
FILE - In this March 30, 2016 file photo, Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau speaks at a news conference, in Minneapolis. Last week, outrage over the verdict in the Yanez trial led TC Pride organizers to uninvite uniformed police officers.
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That trend, at a time when United States unemployment of 4.3 per cent is already at a 16-year low, is worrying Fed doves. Monetary tightening is "meant to keep the economy healthy, not to slow down the expansion", Mester said on Friday.
Heaggan-Brown's attorneys argued that he acted in self-defense and was forced to make a quick decision about whether to shoot. The family's attorney, David Owen, said he has filed a lawsuit against Heaggan-Brown and the city of Milwaukee .
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He, Rijke and McGown were seized along with several other Westerners by a group of armed men while on the terrace of their hotel. Mr Rijke was freed in April 2015 by French special forces. "No single case concerned me more as foreign minister".
President Donald Trump has made halting the North Korean nuclear threat his number one foreign policy priority. Missile Defense Agency said this week another test of its shoot-down capability failed on Wednesday night.
Ronaldo sets Portugal on way to Confederations Cup semis
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Edmonton's Connor McDavid wins first Hart Trophy as NHL MVP
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Trump being probed for possible obstruction of justice
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Tuesday that Trump had "no intention" of firing Mueller "at this time ". In a survey of registered voters, 45 percent said they trust Comey to tell the truth, while 32 percent said they trust Trump.
Boeing wins Paris order race after launching new model
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TCU gets back at Florida, forces deciding game at CWS
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Shi seemed lost for ideas as Srikanth's vast experience and superior net play meant that he had to play out of his comfort zone. He is just one step away from clinching second straight SS title and he looks unstoppable at the moment.
Mexico raises key interest rate to 7 pct to combat inflation
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India bow out losing to Malaysia 2-3
India remained unbeaten in the tournament until Tuesday, with strong wins against Scotland (4-1), Canada (3-0) and Pakistan (7-1). With the score board reading 2-2 at half-time, the third quarter began with India trying to keep up their momentum.