Monthly Archives: January 2015

State of U.S. Passenger Rail – Connecticut

Connecticut is a state where train ridership is on a long-term uptrend, and ridership is poised to grow faster as the state advances the Hartford Line, from New Haven to Springfield, Mass., with more and better stations, and faster and … Continue reading

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State of U.S. Passenger Rail – Colorado

Train ridership in Colorado is poised to grow rapidly with the opening of FasTrack, a Denver-area public transportation expansion that will include four regional rail routes and some light rail lines. But for now, train ridership across the state is … Continue reading

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State of U.S. Passenger Rail – California

Despite the widespread idea that driving is the only way to get around in L.A., California is actually one of the busiest states for passenger trains. And it is getting more so every year. Besides serving as the terminal for … 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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