Amtrak chief has to use turnpikes when his train breaks down
By Peter Samuel
Amtrak's chief executive Joseph Boardman was due to travel from Union Station in Washington DC to Wilmington DE by an Amtrak Acela express train this week for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the newly renovated Wilmington Joseph R Biden Railroad Station. But the train broke down in Baltimore, about one third of the way there.
Faced with being a no-show Boardman ordered a car which took him up the length of Maryland's John F Kennedy Highway, a tollroad operated by Maryland Transportation Authority and the Delaware Turnpike to Wilmington (both I-95).
No word on whether he also used a car and paid tolls on the way home.