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Amtrak names chair, vice chair to Mayors' Advisory Council


Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett has been appointed chairman and Salisbury, N.C. Mayor Susan Kluttz, vice chairwoman, of the Amtrak Mayors’ Advisory Council, Amtrak Chairman Tom Carper announced in a prepared statement.

The 15-member council aims to raise awareness of intercity passenger-rail services and support Amtrak service in the mayors’ respective communities.

“I look forward to leading the Amtrak Mayors’ Advisory Council in our focus on expanded national transportation mobility and travel options,” Cornett said.

Railroads have been an important part of Salisbury’s history since 1855, “and the addition of Amtrak service in 1971 has been a tremendous asset,” Kluttz said.

“Salisbury looks forward to a bright future as we prepare to be part of high-speed rail,” she said.