General Accounting Office Reports Amtrak Numbers

The General Accounting Office says Amtrak is successfully competing with airplanes on shorter routes.
April 15, 2002, 6am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"In the 46 states [Amtrak] served, 34 had fewer than 1,000 passengers a day...in 12 states there were fewer than 100 passengers a day...Amtrak was much more successful on shorter routes where it could compete more effectively with airplanes... Amtrak carries about 64,000 passengers a day, Ms. Hecker said, but outside California and the Washington-New York-Boston corridor, that number is only about 20,000. In contrast, interstate buses carry nearly 1 million peop"le a day and the airlines carry about 1.8 million."

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Published on Friday, April 12, 2002 in The New York Times
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