Tag Archives: intercity rail

Geography of AMTRAK’s 2013 ridership

Below are fiscal year 2013 ridership data from AMTRAK for the 20 leading states. As can be seen, passenger rail is no longer just a Northeast Corridor phenomenon. All three states along the Pacific Coast placed in the Top 20; as … Continue reading

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“Train Kept a Rollin” – AMTRAK’s busiest stations

Below is a list of the 25 cities/intercity railroad stations with the largest AMTRAK ridership in fiscal year 2011.  As a rider/supporter of AMTRAK and as an avid fan of railroad travel in general, I was quite surprised by some of the cities/stations … Continue reading

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Applying smart commute to travel

We were very pleased and proud to utilize forms of smart commuting for our entire trip to/in/from Ireland last week. The following is a breakdown of our smart commute trips during our eight days of travel: Commuter rail – 4 … Continue reading

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