Petra Todorovich Messick is Senior Officer of Outreach and Communications in the Northeast Corridor Infrastructure and Investment Development (NEC IID) division at Amtrak, the Nation’s Railroad. NEC IID is the new business line at Amtrak devoted to planning, maintaining, and improving the Northeast Corridor, the rail corridor stretching from Boston to Washington, DC and hosting more than 2,000 daily intercity, commuter, and freight trains. In her position at Amtrak, she conducts strategic outreach to a range of partners and stakeholders impacted by Amtrak’s plans for the corridor.
Prior to coming to Amtrak, Messick was director of America 2050, Regional Plan Association’s national infrastructure planning and policy program, which provides leadership on a broad range of transportation, sustainability, and economic-development issues impacting America’s growth in the 21st century. Messick led America 2050’s research, advocacy, and planning, working with partners, such as the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the Rockefeller Foundation. In this position, she co-authored three publications on high speed rail and was a frequent speaker on transportation policy and regional planning.
Focusing on the Northeast Corridor
Repairs & High Speed Rail
High Speed Patience