PASSENGER RAIL RIDERSHIP

PASSENGER RAIL RIDERSHIP

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Amtrak Ridership (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted)
Amtrak Ridership
(monthly data, not seasonally adjusted)
   

Amtrak officially began service in May 1971. Amtrak offers services in 46 states on a 22,000 mile route system. Ridership data are highly seasonal, with July and August being very high seasonal months. In 2000, Amtrak introduced a high-speed rail service in the northeast U.S., which helped increase ridership.

Amtrak Ridership Oct-01 Oct-02
Ridership 1,950,716 1,916,769
Ridership percent change from same month previous year     -1.33     -1.74

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, Personal Communication.