Category Archives: Texas Eagle

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 – New Mexico

New Mexico is a state that clearly understands the value of passenger rail. The state’s biggest success story is the initiation of New Mexico Rail Runner Express, a 97-mile, 15-station regional railroad serving Albuquerque, Santa Fe and nearby towns. Average … Continue reading

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State of U.S. Passenger Rail – Missouri

Missouri Amtrak ridership is up 75% from 2003 to 2014, making it the 11th fastest growing state for Amtrak ridership over that time frame. Let’s look at some of the underlying trends the state is experiencing. Missouri has 12 Amtrak … Continue reading

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State of U.S. Passenger Rail – Arkansas

Amtrak ridership in Arkansas doubled over the decade from 2003 to 2013, before falling off a bit in 2014. But even with the one-year drop, Arkansas’ growth rate of 77% from 2003 to 2014 makes it one of the fastest … Continue reading

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State of U.S. Passenger Rail – Arizona

Amtrak ridership in Arizona has grown significantly in recent years as a result of growing ridership at Tucson and Maricopa on the Sunset Limited/Texas Eagle. Continue reading

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