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||Aug-08||Aug-09|
|Average Amtrak ticket prices (dollars)||59.64||56.28|
|Percent change from same month previous year||2.97||-5.63|
|Amtrak ticket yield (cents per passenger-mile)||26.03||24.20|
|Percent change from same month previous year||4.54||-7.03|
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 December 2009.