Monthly Archives: December 2014

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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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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New Series: State of U.S. Passenger Rail

Train stations can form a hub of civic life and give a focal point to a downtown. Today I’m starting a new series that will indirectly aim to celebrate that quality. Each Sunday starting today and lasting for the next … Continue reading

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