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Hughes to leave Amtrak

In a Sept. 15 letter to employees, recently appointed Amtrak President and Chief Executive Officer Alex Kummant announced David Hughes is leaving the railroad.

Hired as Amtrak’s chief engineer in 2002, Hughes served in that capacity until taking over as interim president last November, when former President David Gunn was terminated.

It’s against Amtrak’s policy to comment on personnel matters, says spokesman William Schulz.

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