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State of U.S. Passenger Rail – New Hampshire

Amtrak ridership in New Hampshire has grown 134% from 2003 to 2014, making it the fastest growing state in the nation for rail ridership over the last dozen years. The irony is that New Hampshire has that honor while being … Continue reading

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State of U.S. Passenger Rail – Massachusetts

With one of the busiest regional rail operations in the country, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is one of the nation’s premier states for passenger railroading. MBTA Commuter Rail, serving the Boston area, has been expanding in recent years, with the … Continue reading

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State of U.S. Passenger Rail – Maine

Amtrak ridership in Maine is up 85% from 2003 to 2013, the sixth fastest growth rate in the nation over that time frame. In this post, we’ll examine the trends underlying that impressive growth rate. But first, let’s look at … Continue reading

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