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||Jul-08||Jul-09|
|Average Amtrak ticket prices (dollars)||61.11||57.76|
|Percent change from same month previous year||4.14||-5.48|
|Amtrak ticket yield (cents per passenger-mile)||26.28||24.58|
|Percent change from same month previous year||7.27||-6.47|
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 October 2009.