Rail Capacity Utilization: Rail Passenger Load Factor

Rail Capacity Utilization: Rail Passenger Load Factor

Amtrak Passenger Load Factor (monthly data)

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Date Rail passenger load factor (percentage)
May-03 46.7
Jun-03 51.0
Jul-03 52.8
Aug-03 52.5
Sep-03 43.8
Oct-03 45.3
Nov-03 44.7
Dec-03 47.8
Jan-04 43.2
Feb-04 44.3
Mar-04 46.2
Apr-04 49.0
May-04 47.8
Jun-04 52.9
Jul-04 55.4
Aug-04 51.2
Sep-04 44.3
Oct-04 44.9
Nov-04 45.0
Dec-04 47.4
Jan-05 42.2
Feb-05 42.5
Mar-05 47.6
Apr-05 47.5
May-05 49.7

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.