Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Alaska Railroad CEO takes university post

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Pat Gamble, president and CEO of the Alaska Railroad since 2001, has resigned to become president of Alaska’s state university system this summer.

The railroad has grown under Gamble's leadership and major new growth is in sight. Just a few days ago, the Surface Transportation Board released a draft environmental statement in connection with the railroad's application, filed Dec. 5, 2008, to build a 30-to-50 mile new line that would provide a rail freight connection between Port McKenzie and interior Alaska.

The state-owned railroad has not announced a successor to Gamble.