Monthly Archives: October 2015

State of U.S. Passenger Rail – Virginia

Virginia is another state where railroad ridership is booming. Amtrak ridership in Virginia has doubled over the past dozen years, making it the third fastest-growing state in the country over that time frame. (Only New Hampshire and North Carolina grew … Continue reading

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State of U.S. Passenger Rail – Vermont

Vermont’s Amtrak ridership has risen 53% over the last dozen years, making it the 20th fastest growing state in the nation during that time period. Let’s take a look at some of the underlying trends supporting that growth. But first, … Continue reading

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State of U.S. Passenger Rail – Utah

You might be surprised to learn that railroad ridership is booming in Utah, but it is true. The state’s Amtrak ridership has grown 63% from 2003 to 2014, making it the 16th fastest growing state in the nation over the … Continue reading

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State of U.S. Passenger Rail – Texas

You might not expect it, but passenger rail in Texas is experiencing a boom time right now. Amtrak ridership is up 69% from 2003 to 2014, making it the 14th fastest growing state in the country over that time frame, … Continue reading

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