Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Amtrak

Paul Ryan’s New Budget Seeks to “Murder” Amtrak

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Just four months ago, the country was hailing a bipartisan budget deal negotiated by Senate Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray and her House counterpart, Paul Ryan. It was a respite from the deeply partisan posturing over spending that has gridlocked Washington for years. Even better, it was a two-year budget resolution, meaning it seemed the next […]

Smaller Cities Propel Amtrak Ridership to a New High

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It’s been another year of ridership growth for Amtrak, despite the difficulties caused by Hurricane Sandy in the Northeast. In fiscal year 2013, the nation’s intercity rail service saw its 10th ridership increase in 11 years, carrying a record 31.6 million passengers [PDF]. The Northeast Corridor still accounts for a huge share of Amtrak’s total […]