News Wire: Former airline exec joins Amtrak as safety chief

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 4:04 PM

WASHINGTON — Amtrak has named Ken Hylander executive vice president and chief safety officer. Hylander most recently served as chairman of the Flight Safety Foundation and previously served as the chief safety officer at Delta Air Lines. He wil...

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2018/01/09-amtrak-chief-safety-officer

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Posted by 7j43k on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 5:06 PM

So, what happened to the old Chief Safety Officer?

And why?

 

 

Ed

 

 

 

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Posted by LithoniaOperator on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 7:13 PM

Why do I think maybe a railroad man could have been a better choice ... ?

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Posted by 7j43k on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 7:42 PM

LithoniaOperator

Why do I think maybe a railroad man could have been a better choice ... ?

 

 

Because railroads have been doing a better job of not killing passengers and workers than airlines?

 

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Posted by LithoniaOperator on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 8:33 PM

7j43k

 

 
LithoniaOperator

Why do I think maybe a railroad man could have been a better choice ... ?

 

 

 

 

Because railroads have been doing a better job of not killing passengers and workers than airlines?

 

Ed

 

Well, you have a point there.

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Posted by MidlandMike on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 11:49 AM

It has been 8 years since there has been a US commercial airline passenger fatality.  And they carry way more passenger miles than the rails.

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