Monthly Archives: November 2015

State of U.S. Passenger Rail – Six Sterling Stations

Ridership goes up. Ridership goes down. With all the fluctuation, it could go up quickly for four years and then take a pause for one year, then go up again. The six stations in the graph above have attained a … Continue reading

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State of U.S. Passenger Rail 2014

This brings us to the end of the weekly state-by-state updates on the health of passenger railroading in the Lower 48 States. This project is associated with my ever evolving map of all U.S. rail stations. This table below summarizes … Continue reading

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State of U.S. Passenger Rail – Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s Amtrak ridership has surged 79% over the past dozen years, making it the eighth fastest growing state in the country over that time frame. We’ll see the factors driving that growth below, but first, here’s a quick summary of … Continue reading

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State of U.S. Passenger Rail – West Virginia

West Virginia’s Amtrak ridership has grown almost 10% from 2003 to 2014, making it the 40th fastest growing state in the country over that time frame. There are 10 Amtrak stations in the state, including two that are also served … Continue reading

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State of U.S. Passenger Rail – Washington

To say that passenger rail ridership in Washington State is booming, would be an understatement. Yes, Amtrak ridership is up significantly, rising 20% over the past 12 years, making it the 36th fastest growing state in the country over that … Continue reading

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