Monthly Archives: April 2015

State of U.S. Passenger Rail – Maryland

Train ridership in Maryland has been increasing by leaps and bounds over the measurable past. First, let’s recap ridership patterns on the state’s regional rail system, MARC, which we last looked at as part of the post on Washington, D.C. … 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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State of U.S. Passenger Rail – Louisiana

From 2003 to 2014, train ridership in Louisiana grew 30.5%, despite taking a huge hit during/after Hurricane Katrina. Let’s take a look at some of the underlying trends driving that growth. But first, a let’s look at the routes and … Continue reading

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State of U.S. Passenger Rail – Kentucky

From 2003 to 2014, Amtrak ridership in Kentucky actually declined. It is one of only five states for which that is true. But, the reason is entirely attributable to the elimination of the Kentucky Cardinal, which had run daily between … Continue reading

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