Average Amtrak ticket prices (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted)
Amtrak ticket yield (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted)
Ticket yield is a normalized measure of revenue, based on the amount of service provided.
|Amtrak Ticket Prices and Yields||May-11||May-12|
|Average Amtrak ticket prices (dollars)||63.45||66.81|
|Percent change from same month previous year||3.0||5.3|
|Amtrak ticket yield (cents per passenger-mile)||29.30||30.84|
|Percent change from same month previous year||3.7||5.3|
NOTE: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.
SOURCE: National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak), Monthly Performance Reports, available at http://www.amtrak.com/ as of August 2012.