TABLE 6-3 Average Amtrak Revenue per Revenue Passenger-Mile: 1993-2002

TABLE 6-3 Average Amtrak Revenue per Revenue Passenger-Mile: 1993-2002

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  1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Revenue per RPM (chained 2000 dollars) 0.16 0.15 0.16 0.16 0.17 0.17 0.21 0.22 0.22 0.23
Revenue per RPM (current dollars) 0.13 0.12 0.14 0.15 0.15 0.15 0.20 0.22 0.23 0.25

KEY: RPM = revenue passenger-mile.

NOTES: Amtrak data are not available prior to 1993. Revenue includes revenue from concessions and other passenger services in addition to passenger fares. A revenue passenger-mile is the number of revenue passengers multiplied by the number of miles traveled by each passenger.

Current dollar amounts were converted to chained 2000 dollars by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics to eliminate the effects of inflation over time.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, calculations based on Association of American Railroads, Railroad Facts (Washington, DC: 1994-2003 issues), annual Amtrak passenger revenue and revenue passenger-miles data.