Durbin Statement On Nomination Of Normal Mayor Chris Koos To Amtrak Board Of Directors

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today released the following statement after President Joe Biden nominated Normal, Illinois, Mayor Chris Koos to serve on the Amtrak Board of Directors:

“Mayor Koos has been a powerful voice in Illinois’ transportation sector for years. He understands the importance of passenger rail to communities in Illinois, the Midwest, and across the country, which is why I recommended him for this position. I look forward to supporting his nomination and working alongside him to grow and protect Amtrak’s national network.

“I’d also like to commend former Mayor Tom Carper of Macomb, Illinois, for his service on the Amtrak Board of Directors since 2008, including as its Chairman from 2009 to 2013. During his tenure, Mayor Carper prioritized the efficiency of our national railways and stayed true to his Central Illinois roots.”