A new report from the Brookings Institution delves into the ridership and financial winners (and losers) for America's largest intercity rail operator. Last year, Amtrak made money on its 26 routes shorter than 400 miles.
Mar 1, 2013 The Washington Post
The subject of recent politically charged threats, the rail carrier surpassed its record for annual passengers for the ninth time in ten years. Ridership has grown a total of 49 percent since 2000.
Oct 10, 2012 Transportation Nation
Eric Jaffe examines the unusual success of transit in Broward County, Florida, proving that a little route planning goes a long way.
May 23, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
In spite of international recognition from planners and transit officials, Bogotá's bus rapid transit system faced riots this month over high fares and overcrowding, Eric Jaffe reports.
Mar 24, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
Transit ridership boomed during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, but the numbers have since fallen.
Feb 12, 2011 CBC
Despite predictions of ridership that are lower than previously thought, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is still pushing ahead with plans to build a subway line in the center of the city.
Dec 3, 2010 San Francisco Chronicle
Randal O'Toole argues that transit will never be energy efficient because ridership is never high enough to warrant the energy expelled.
Nov 29, 2010 The Antiplanner
Expansion of transit has helped fuel a boost in ridership over the last decade in Charlotte. But with falling tax revenues, the city looks unlikely to be able to continue its planned transit growth.
Nov 21, 2010 the transport politic
Yonah Freemark looks at how to increase rail ridership without adding trains.
Oct 29, 2010 the transport politic
Jarrett Walker argues that reports of the decline of public transportation ridership have been exaggerated.
Jul 18, 2010 Human Transit