Use of Passenger Rail: Revenue Passenger Miles

Use of Passenger Rail: Revenue Passenger Miles

Amtrak Revenue Passenger Miles (monthly data)

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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 Revenue Passenger Miles Mar-04 Mar-05
Amtrak revenue passenger miles (thousands) 452,512 463,484
Percent change from same month previous year -4.17 2.42

NOTE: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Safety Analysis, available at, as of June 2005.