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-09||Aug-10|
|Average Amtrak ticket prices (dollars)||56.28||59.78|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-5.63||6.22|
|Amtrak ticket yield (cents per passenger-mile)||24.20||25.61|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-7.03||5.83|
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 2010.