Understanding Amtrak and the Importance of Passenger Rail in the United States

Amtrak serves over 840,000 commuters every weekday and reaches over 500 destinations in 46 states. It is the leading provider of passenger rail services in the U.S. This document looks at trends in Amtrak's fiscal performance, ridership, and funding. It also examines the origin and future of the Northeast Corridor and recommends increased investment to support regional growth and travel demand.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 8p

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  • Accession Number: 01574033
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 1 2015 3:54PM