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Molitoris, Penne join OnTrackNorthAmerica's board


OnTrackNorthAmerica Inc. has named Leo Penne and Jolene Molitoris to its board.

Penne has more than three decades of experience in developing and implementing public policies and programs involving freight transportation, intergovernmental relations, economic development, public finance and livability. For over a decade, he was the program director for intermodal and industry activities at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, where he established and directed its freight transportation program.

Molitoris is president of US Railcar, the only U.S.-owned company engaged in manufacturing passenger-rail vehicles. She also is a principal of Molitoris Associates, her consulting firm. Molitoris served as the director of the Ohio Department of Transportation from 2009 to 2011, and in 1993 was appointed by President Clinton as the first woman to head the Federal Railroad Administration, a position she held for nearly eight years.

A nonprofit organization, OnTrackNorthAmerica promotes a capitalization strategy for dramatically increasing rail utilization. The organization aims to reverse the commercial, regulatory and economic dynamics that cause rail underutilization and many other inefficiencies in transportation and infrastructure.

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