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For More Information Contact:
Deirdre O'Sullivan
(202) 366-0631
January 10, 2000

For Immediate Release

The Amtrak Reform Council (the Council), an independent oversight commission established by Congress, will hold a Business Meeting on Monday, January 24, 2000, to discuss the work program and meeting schedule for calendar year 2000 as well as elect the officers for the Council. Following the business meeting, the Council will hold a press conference to release its Annual Report, to brief the public on its contents, and answer questions.

The Business Meeting and Press Conference will be held in the Bunker Hill Room at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill at 400 New Jersey, NW, Washington D.C. The Business Meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. and adjourn at 11:00 a.m. and the Press Conference will begin promptly at 11 a.m. and adjourn at 12noon.

According to Council Chairman Gil Carmichael, "The Council's first annual report is not intended to reach conclusions or make recommendations about Amtrak's long-term future, but to provide a picture of the Amtrak organization as it exists today, as well as a perspective on Amtrak's performance to this juncture. Against this backdrop, the report raises questions, concerns, and issues that the Council believes should be addressed in its future efforts and, ultimately, by Congress."

The Amtrak Reform Council is an independent Federal oversight commission established under the provisions of the Amtrak Reform and Accountability Act of 1997 (P. L. 105-134) to recommend improvements in Amtrak's operations and to monitor its financial performance.

The agenda for the business meeting will not be finalized until Thursday, January 20th, please contact the ARC office at (202) 366-0591 after this date.

The Annual Report will not be available until Monday, January 24th. At that time, it will be available either on the Council's website ( or by contacting the ARC office.


Past press releases are available here for your convenience

The ARC is an independent federal commission established under the Amtrak Reform and Accountability Act of 1997 (P.L. 105-134).