William J. Flynn is the new CEO and president of Amtrak, taking over the country’s passenger railroad service in the middle of a pandemic. Amtrak had its best year ever in 2019 only to experience a 95 percent drop in ridership these past few months. Despite reducing service and taking substantial steps to shrink operating costs, Amtrak is seeking supplemental funding from Congress in order to be viable next year and beyond. Will new safety measures and a fleet of high speed trains lure riders back when the country reopens? Join the Washington Post for a one-on-one conversation with Flynn on Washington Post Live on Monday, June 29 at 10:00 a.m. ET.
Stream here: wapo.st/amtrak