Salaries of Amtrak executives disclosed

Union Station in Washington. Amtrak, the national passenger rail service, disclosed some salaries in response to The Inquirer's Freedom of Information Act request.
Union Station in Washington. Amtrak, the national passenger rail service, disclosed some salaries in response to The Inquirer's Freedom of Information Act request. (ANDREW HARRER / Bloomberg)
Posted: January 19, 2014

Top Amtrak officials collect salaries of $200,000 or more, according to records made public in response to Freedom of Information Act requests by The Inquirer.

Amtrak, the taxpayer-subsidized national railroad, routinely refuses to divulge officials' salaries when it announces their hiring. Amtrak received about $1.3 billion in public money last year, including about $400 million for operating costs.

These are the salaries of some officials hired in recent months, Amtrak disclosed in response to the newspaper's freedom-of-information requests:

Gerald Sokol Jr., chief financial officer, $300,000.

Armando C. Silva, chief, operations research and planning, $230,000.

Michael J. Logue, chief safety officer, $210,000.

Mark Murphy, general manager of long-distance services, $205,000.

Polly Hanson, chief of police, $200,000.

Amtrak chief executive Joseph Boardman makes $350,000 a year, Amtrak said when his contract was renewed in May.


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