Philadelphia deputy mayor to depart for Amtrak position

Rina Cutler, Philadelphia's deputy mayor for transportation and utilities, is resigning to accept a position at Amtrak. | Contributed photo
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said on Friday that Rina Cutler, deputy mayor for transportation and utilities, is departing to become the senior director for major station planning and development at Amtrak.

In her new position, Cutler will advance large-scale, multi-party master plans for Amtrak’s biggest stations throughout the country. Cutler’s last day as deputy mayor for transportation and utilities is April 17.

“Rina Cutler is passionate about public service, the future of cities, and innovation and diversity,” Nutter said. “It is with deep appreciation I announce her resignation and wish her well in her new position with Amtrak. She will bring a lifetime of talent, energy and passion to infrastructure development on a national stage at a time when Americans must plan for and invest in greener, more sustainable transit.”

Nutter appointed Cutler as deputy mayor for transportation and utilities in 2008 so that she could better coordinate the mission of city departments and agencies.

“I am honored to have had the opportunity to serve Mayor Nutter and the citizens of Philadelphia for the past seven years,” Cutler said. “With Mayor Nutter’s leadership and the incredible work of the staff in my office, the commissioners of the streets and water departments, and the CEO of the airport, Philadelphia’s infrastructure and transportation service are significantly better than in 2008.“