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Amtrak to open IT center in Atlanta this summer

Amtrak plans to open an Information Technology Service Delivery Center in metro Atlanta in summer, the national passenger railroad announced last week.

To be located at Concourse Office Park in Sandy Springs, Ga., the center will support IT operations nationwide, and will add as many as 200 jobs in the area during the next two to five years, Amtrak officials said in a statement.

"Our employees must continue to have the best technology capabilities that provide quick access to information, link to critical processes and connect with customers in a rapidly evolving marketplace," said Jason Molfetas, Amtrak's chief information officer and executive vice president.

In its most recent fiscal year, Amtrak spent more than $78 million on goods and services in Georgia, where it employs nearly 50 people, Amtrak officials said. The railroad provides service to Atlanta's Peachtree Station along its "Crescent" route between New York City and New Orleans.

Amtrak operates additional IT facilities in Washington, D.C., and Wilmington, Del.

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