Choosing rail

As Amtrak improves their service people continue to choose rail over other travel options.

Since  2000, Amtrak’s ridership has increased 43 percent, with annual ridership records set eight out of the last nine years.

During the last decade:

  • In the Southwest, ridership between Oklahoma City and Texas has  increased 28 percent;
  • In Michigan, ridership between Detroit and  Chicago has increased 57 percent;
  • In the Pacific Northwest, ridership  between Seattle and Portland has increased 68 percent
  • In Wisconsin, ridership between Milwaukee and Chicago has increased 91  percent;
  • In California, ridership between San Jose and Sacramento has  increased 123 percent;
  • In Pennsylvania, ridership between Harrisburg  and Philadelphia has increased 128 percent;
  • And in North Carolina, ridership between Charlotte and Raleigh has  increased 155 percent.

Pretty impressive numbers. For more, see guest blogger Joseph Szabo’s post on the FastLane blog.




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