Category Archives: Amtrak

State of U.S. Passenger Rail – Texas

You might not expect it, but passenger rail in Texas is experiencing a boom time right now. Amtrak ridership is up 69% from 2003 to 2014, making it the 14th fastest growing state in the country over that time frame, … Continue reading

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State of U.S. Passenger Rail – Tennessee

Passenger railroading in Tennessee took a big leap forward on September 18, 2006, when Music City Star began service between Nashville and its eastern suburbs. Since that time, ridership on the line has grown 83%, and a handful of other … Continue reading

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State of U.S. Passenger Rail – South Carolina

South Carolina’s Amtrak ridership is up 32% over the past 12 years, making it the 26th fastest growing state in the country — right in the middle of the pack. The state has 11 train stations spread out fairly evenly … Continue reading

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State of U.S. Passenger Rail – Rhode Island

Passenger rail ridership is booming in Rhode Island as it is in most of the rest of the country. Amtrak ridership in the state is up 63% from 2003 to 2014, making the state the 17th fastest growing in the … Continue reading

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State of U.S. Passenger Rail – Pennsylvania

Railroad ridership in Pennsylvania is booming. Ridership on SEPTA Regional Rail, the railroad serving Philadelphia and surrounding counties, is up 63% from where it was 20 years ago, and reached a 20-year high in March 2015, the most recent month … Continue reading

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State of U.S. Passenger Rail – Oregon

Railroading in Oregon is healthy and growing stronger, with Amtrak ridership up 19% from 2003 to 2014, and a new Portland-area regional railroad, Westside Express Service, growing by 66% since it started service in 2009 with service to five new … Continue reading

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State of U.S. Passenger Rail – Oklahoma

Oklahoma’s rail ridershp has surged nearly 70% from 2003 to 2014, making it the 14th fastest growing state in the country over the dozen year time frame we’re looking at in these posts. That growth is entirely due to the … 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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