Load factor is related to the potential capacity of a system relative to its actual performance.
|Rail Passenger Load Factor||Aug-05||Aug-06|
|Passenger load factor (percent)||53.1||54.3|
|Percent change from same month previous year||3.71||2.26|
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 November 2006.