Monthly Archives: February 2015

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 – Florida

Passenger railroading in Florida took a hit after Hurricane Katrina, as we’ll see below, but it’s on the upswing in a big way with the newly launched SunRail regional railroad in Orlando, and this year’s planned opening of Miami Central … Continue reading

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State of U.S. Passenger Rail – District of Columbia

Whether you look at statistics from Amtrak or from the two regional railroads that serve Washington, D.C., and we’ll do both below, ridership on trains to and from our nation’s capital is booming. The District is home to two railroad … Continue reading

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State of U.S. Passenger Rail – Delaware

Delaware, the home of the Vice President of the United States, “Amtrak” Joe Biden, is served at its northern end by nine Amtrak routes and by SEPTA Regional Rail‘s Wilmington/Newark Line to Philadelphia. Amtrak ridership has held steady over the … Continue reading

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