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For More Information Contact:
Deirdre O'Sullivan
(202) 366-0631
June 20, 2000

For Immediate Release

           The Amtrak Reform Council welcomes its newest Council member, Mr. Charles Moneypenny, who will be the rail labor representative on the Council. Mr. Moneypenny is currently the International and Legislative Representative for the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU), which is a member union of the Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO. He was appointed by President Clinton on June 12, 2000, replacing Mr. Clarence Monin, who has left the Council.

           "I speak for the entire Council when I say that we are excited by the prospect of working with Mr. Moneypenny as the representative of rail labor," said Gil Carmichael, Chairman. "The input from rail labor is fundamentally necessary as the Council moves towards our mutually beneficial goal of improving rail passenger service in the U.S."

           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 Council's next scheduled business meeting will be held on Monday, July 17, in Room 2230 (Oklahoma City Room) at the Department of Transportation's Nassif Building in Washington, D.C. The following day, the Council will hold an Outreach meeting in Burlington, VT, for the off-Northeast Corridor services of the New England states. An agenda for both days will be available in early July.


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