Category Archives: Crescent

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 – 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 – North Carolina

North Carolina Amtrak ridership is the second-fastest growing in the country, with ridership up 125% from 2003 to 2014. We’ll look at the causes of that growth in a bit. But first, let’s do a quick overview of the characteristics … 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 – Mississippi

Amtrak ridership in Mississippi has grown 41% from 2003 to 2014, making it the 22nd fastest growing state in the country over that time frame. This healthy uptick took place despite Amtrak losing four stations and one of what had … Continue reading

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State of U.S. Passenger Rail – Louisiana

From 2003 to 2014, train ridership in Louisiana grew 30.5%, despite taking a huge hit during/after Hurricane Katrina. Let’s take a look at some of the underlying trends driving that growth. But first, a let’s look at the routes and … Continue reading

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State of U.S. Passenger Rail – Georgia

Train ridership to and from Georgia grew 22% from 2003 to 2014, with a surge of growth coming between 2005 and 2011 that was followed by a slight slackening. We’ll see the trends below, but first let’s take a look … Continue reading

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State of U.S. Passenger Rail – Alabama

Train ridership in Alabama nearly doubled from 2006 to 2012. This post will look at the factors driving that trend. Alabama is served by three stations on Amtrak’s Crescent, an overnight train with sleeper service and coaches that travels 1,377 … Continue reading

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