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Amtrak names new leadership for mayors’ advisory council

Amtrak Board Chairman Tom Carper recently announced Mayor Mick Cornett of Oklahoma City as Chairman and Mayor Susan Kluttz of Salisbury, NC as Vice Chairman of the Amtrak Mayors’ Advisory Council. Mayors Cornett and Kluttz will serve in this capacity to advance the efforts of passenger rail in the United States. 
“I look forward to leading the Amtrak Mayors’ Advisory Council in our focus on expanded national transportation mobility and travel options,” says Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett.  “Our station serves as an anchor for statewide intercity rail passenger service and an important part of a growing national system.”   
“I am truly honored to serve on the Amtrak Mayors Advisory Council,” says Salisbury Mayor Susan Kluttz.  “The railroad has been an important part of my City’s history since 1855 and the addition of Amtrak service in 1971 has been a tremendous asset.  Salisbury looks forward to a bright future as we prepare to be part of High Speed Rail.”
The Amtrak Mayors’ Advisory Council is made up of mayors from across the country working to raise awareness of the nation’s intercity passenger rail service and to support Amtrak service in their respective communities. There are currently 15 members of the council.


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