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Another year, another Congressional Republican attack on Amtrak’s popular long distance rail service. This time California Republican Jeff Denham is among those seeking to shut down the high ridership service: In a May hearing, Rep. Jeff Denham, a California Republican and chairman of the railroads subcommittee in the House of Representatives, noted that Amtrak’s long-distance […]

Oct 29th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Streetsblog DC reports that Amtrak’s recent ridership growth is fueled in part by smaller cities: The major growth was in routes serving smaller cities. Ridership was up 4 percent in Michigan, where construction to improve the speed of connections between Detroit and Chicago is entering the final phases. St. Louis to Chicago boardings were up […]

Oct 16th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Amtrak today announced that fiscal year 2013, which ended on September 30, saw record ridership for the railroad: Amtrak carried a record 31.6 million passengers in fiscal-year 2013, which marked the railroad’s 10th ridership record in the past 11 fiscal years. During FY2013, which ended Sept. 30, Amtrak’s state-supported corridor services logged a new record […]

Oct 14th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

July 2013 set a record with Amtrak seeing its highest ridership in its history: Amtrak had a record July for ridership, with more than 2.9 million passengers, up 4.8 percent from July of last year. In the Northeast Corridor, including regular and Acela service from Washington to New York and Boston, ridership totaled nearly 965,000, […]

Aug 14th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized