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The State-Amtrak Intercity Passenger Rail Committee (SAIPRC) last month elected Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority Managing Director Rob Padgette as chair.
Padgette will oversee the committee’s annual work plan to support growth of the nation’s intercity passenger-rail network, and support collaboration among its 20 member agencies in 17 states, Amtrak and the Federal Railroad Administration.
His term will run through June 2021.
“Rob’s extensive experience in passenger rail on both the East and West coasts brings a unique perspective to the committee,” Patricia Quinn, executive director of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority and SAIPRC member, said in a press release. “We are pleased to have his expertise to help lead SAIPRC and develop high quality rail services across the country.”
SAIPRC represents 28 Amtrak routes across the country. Committee members work together to encourage capital investment, equipment and infrastructure modernization, and safe, reliable and customer-focused rail service.
Padgette succeeds outgoing chair Jennifer Bergener, the deputy chief executive officer of the Orange County Transportation Authority.