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State of U.S. Passenger Rail – West Virginia

West Virginia’s Amtrak ridership has grown almost 10% from 2003 to 2014, making it the 40th fastest growing state in the country over that time frame. There are 10 Amtrak stations in the state, including two that are also served … Continue reading

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State of U.S. Passenger Rail – Virginia

Virginia is another state where railroad ridership is booming. Amtrak ridership in Virginia has doubled over the past dozen years, making it the third fastest-growing state in the country over that time frame. (Only New Hampshire and North Carolina grew … Continue reading

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State of U.S. Passenger Rail – Ohio

Train ridership in Ohio is up 19% from 2003 to 2014, making it the 37th fastest growing state in the country. The state has seven train stations as of now, down from 11 in 2003. So the state’s ridership has … Continue reading

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State of U.S. Passenger Rail – New Jersey

Despite actions by New Jersey’s governor, a Republican who terminated a major New Jersey rail expansion project that would have doubled track capacity into New York City then transferred the funds to roadway widening, and who has instituted massive increases … Continue reading

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State of U.S. Passenger Rail – Kentucky

From 2003 to 2014, Amtrak ridership in Kentucky actually declined. It is one of only five states for which that is true. But, the reason is entirely attributable to the elimination of the Kentucky Cardinal, which had run daily between … Continue reading

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State of U.S. Passenger Rail – Indiana

Indiana’s Amtrak ridership has grown 83% from 2003 to 2014, making it the 7th fastest-growing state in the nation in terms of rail ridership over that time period, which is the time period for all of these posts. The article … Continue reading

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Trying to Get to Chicago

The Lake Shore Limited travels through Hastings, N.Y. (Photo by David Sommer via RRPictureArchives.net.) My wife, Susan, and I just got invited to a wedding in Chicago on Oct. 11, two and a half months from now. The Three Rivers … Continue reading

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