After the New York Daily News published a story saying that Joe Boardman was on the short list for the New York Metroplitan Transportation Authority chief executive post, Amtrak's recently appointed president and CEO assured his employees that he has no intention of leaving.
In a letter, Boardman said, "I have not been approached about the job, and I have no interest in the job. I have a commitment here at Amtrak and I would appreciate it that if my name is listed that you answer anyone quickly that I continue to have my commitment to Amtrak. It is not surprising that someone might use my name with my roots from New York and my experience, but I like it here and I would like to see some stability in the President's office for awhile. I think most people agree with me on that. Thank you for everything you do, and please feel free to speak confidently about this."