A New Alignment: Strengthening America’s Commitment to Passenger Rail

A New Alignment: Strengthening America’s Commitment to Passenger Rail. Brookings Institution. Robert Puentes et al. March 2013.

American passenger rail is in the midst of a renaissance. Ridership on Amtrak, the primary U.S. carrier, is now at record levels and growing fast. This research shows that the country’s 100 largest metropolitan areas are primarily behind this trend, especially ten major metros responsible for nearly two-thirds of total ridership. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

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