Load factor is related to the potential capacity of a system relative to its actual performance.
|Rail Passenger Load Factor||May-04||May-05|
|Passenger load factor (percent)||47.8||49.7|
|Percent change from same month previous year||2.36||3.97|
NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.
SOURCE: Amtrak, "Monthly Performance Reports", available at http://www.amtrak.com/, as of July 2005.