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NYC Transit Interim President Feinberg to be nominated to Amtrak board, White House says

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Posted at 9:11 PM, May 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 21:48:11-04

The interim president of New York City Transit is up for another job — a director on the Amtrak board.

President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Sarah Feinberg to the board of directors for the quasi-public corporation Monday.

Feinberg will continue her role running NYC Transit, according to the New York Post, as the Amtrak job doesn't require a substantial commitment.

Prior to serving as the head of NYC Transit, she served on the MTA board.

It'd be her second stint on the Amtrak board. She previously ran the Federal Railroad Administration, during which time she served on the Amtrak board of directors.

According to the Post, Amtrak board members receive financial compensation, so long as they are not federal employees; MTA board members do not.

The release from the White House referred to the job as a "key administration post."

Both her job at the FRA and a previous job, as chief of staff for the Secretary of the U.S. Transportation Department, were under the Obama administration.

Also announced Monday was the intent to nominate Chris Koos, mayor of Normal, Illinois, to the Amtrak board.