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November 30, 2015 11:04 PM ET

Road and Rail

Company Overview of National Railroad Passenger Corporation

Company Overview

National Railroad Passenger Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides rail passenger transportation services in the intercity travel markets in the United States. It also operates commuter railroads on behalf of various states and transit agencies; offers equipment and right-of-way maintenance services; provides infrastructure access to commuter agencies and freight railroads; performs rail services for other rail operators, such as commuter agencies and freight railroads; and manages and leases commercial real estate. It operates a national rail network of approximately 21,000 route miles covering approximately 500 destinations in 46 states, the District of Columbia, and 3 Canad...

60 Massachusetts Avenue NE

Washington, DC 20002

United States

Founded in 1970





Key Executives for National Railroad Passenger Corporation

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Operations
Chief Operating Officer
Vice President, Corporate Secretary and General Counsel
Inspector General and Member of Executive Committee
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

National Railroad Passenger Corporation Key Developments

Severely Injured Virginia Couple Files Suit against Amtrak and the Train Engineer

Couple injured in the Amtrak 188 regional train derailment have filed a lawsuit in federal court against Amtrak and the train engineer. They have hired Fredric Eisenberg of the Philadelphia law firm Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C. to represent them. Newlyweds Declan MacFarland and his wife Kathryn Varnum were living in Virginia and in the process of relocating to New York City to begin their life together in an apartment they had recently agreed to lease. On May 12, they were travelling aboard Amtrak 188 so that Declan and Kathryn could attend job and client interviews scheduled for the following day. At approximately 9:20 p.m., the couple sensed that the train was entering a curve much too fast. They were suddenly thrown about inside the car as it left the track and turned on its side. Kathryn suffered multiple pelvic, hip and spinal fractures; Declan sustained a concussion, brain injury and head contusions. The couple were taken to Temple University Hospital where Kathryn had multiple surgeries, critical hospital care and acute inpatient rehabilitation. The full extent of their injuries is still being determined.

Amtrak Employee Files Lawsuit Against Amtrak over the Deadly Train Derailment

An Amtrak employee filed a lawsuit over the deadly train derailment that left eight people dead and hundreds injured. The violent crash of Amtrak train 188 killed eight people, caused the hospitalization of more than 200 others, and affected transportation and businesses along the Northeast corridor for days. Philadelphia police obtained a search warrant for the cell phone records of Brandon Bostian, the train's engineer, who allegedly sped up before entering the Frankford Junction turn -- hitting 106 mph before hitting the emergency brake. Amtrak worker, Bruce Phillips, and his wife, Kalita, filed a lawsuit against Amtrak, likely the first of many the company will face. Personal injury lawyers expect litigation over the derailment to amount to hundreds of millions of dollars in claims, however, an act limits payouts to victims of Amtrak derailments and their families to $200 million per crash.

Amtrak Plans to Open Information Technology Service Delivery Center in Metro Atlanta

Amtrak announced that it is opening an Information Technology (IT) Service Delivery Center in metro Atlanta. The new center, at Concourse Office Park in Sandy Springs, Ga., will support Amtrak IT operations nationwide. Amtrak projects as many as 200 jobs may be created in the Atlanta metro area during the next two to five years as a result of its new IT Service Delivery Center. Amtrak currently employs nearly 50 people in Georgia and spent more than $78 million on goods and services in the state during the most recent fiscal year.

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