Amtrak CEO Resigns

Alex Kummant, who has been Amtrak’s Chief Executive Officer for the past two years, abruptly resigned today. There have been some differences of opinion between Kummant and members of the Amtrak board, but none that have become public and apparently none that were serious enough to trigger his departure. On the other hand, who the hell knows?

Kummant’s resignation comes at an interesting time, however. A new administration will be taking over in a couple of months and, unlike the Bushies, these guys are clearly pro-Amtrak. In fact, VP-elect Joe Biden’s son is a member of the Amtrak board, so it’s very possible that the Obama administration will have some influence over Kummant’s successor.

Click here for the NewYork Times account.