Power Outage Forces Amtrak CEO To Drive To Del.

Amtrak CEO Joe Boardman was traveling to Wilmington, Del., for a ceremony to rename the city's train station after Vice President Joe Biden. But Boardman's train got stuck in Baltimore because of a power outage. Boardman got off the train and jumped into a car.

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

And today's last word in business comes from the CEO of Amtrak. The word is just drive.

The CEO, Joe Boardman, may not have said those exact words but that is exactly what he did. Mr. Boardman was traveling to Wilmington, Delaware this weekend for a ceremony to rename the city's train station after Vice President Joe Biden. But Mr. Boardman's train got stuck in Baltimore because of a power outage.

A reporter was also on that train and he sent out this message on Twitter, quote, Bad sign. Amtrak CEO Joe Boardman just got off the train to take a car to Wilmington. The train remained stuck for more than two and a half hours.

That's the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

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