Amtrak Rail Travel Growing Fast, But It's Profitable on Few Routes

WASHINGTON - Perhaps sparked by highway congestion or the hassle of air travel, Amtrak's passenger rail service has been the nation's fastest-growing mode of transportation, according to a new report that urges Congress to push forward with a coordinated national rail plan.

The government-subsidized railway carried a record 31.2 million people last year, a 55 percent increase since 1997, according to a study by the Brookings Institution. Read More.

Country: United States

Published Date: 2013-03-04

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