Category Archives: Metra

State of U.S. Passenger Rail – Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s Amtrak ridership has surged 79% over the past dozen years, making it the eighth fastest growing state in the country over that time frame. We’ll see the factors driving that growth below, but first, here’s a quick summary of … Continue reading

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State of U.S. Passenger Rail – Illinois

It’s regional railroad is one of the nation’s busiest, serving a catchment area that is larger, and with more stations, than any other. It has three mid-distance routes with multiple departures daily that fan out across the state. It has … Continue reading

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